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Carrollton in Carroll County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Six Industrial Giants

 
 
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By David Seibert, October 15, 2008
1. Six Industrial Giants Marker
Inscription. Born within a few miles of each other were six people who are recognized as giants of industry in the southeast. Asa G. Candler of Villa Rica was founder and first president of Coca-Cola; Sam Candler Dobbs, president of Coca-Cola; Arthur Acklen, president of Coca-Cola; Warren Sewell, father of men's clothing manufacturing in the south. D.W. Brooks started the Georgia Cotton Cooperative which became Gold Kist and Roy Richards developed Southwire into one of the largest wire companies in the world.
 
Erected 1983 by Georgia Department of Natural Resources. (Marker Number 022-5.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 33° 34.788′ N, 85° 4.389′ W. Marker was in Carrollton, Georgia, in Carroll County. Marker was at the intersection of Newnan Street (Georgia Route 166) and South Tanner Street, on the right when traveling east on Newnan Street. Touch for map. Marker is on the lawn of the new section of the Carroll County Courthouse. Marker was in this post office area: Carrollton GA 30117, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this location, measured as
Six Industrial Giants Marker on Courthouse Lawn image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 15, 2008
2. Six Industrial Giants Marker on Courthouse Lawn
the crow flies. Charles Carroll of Carrollton (within shouting distance of this marker); Dixie Street (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); First "REA" Substation in Carroll County (approx. 2.3 miles away); Sacred Harp Singing (approx. 8.4 miles away); Last Land in Georgia Ceded by the Creeks (approx. 10.7 miles away); Whatley Memorial Historic Park (approx. 11.1 miles away); Site of Bowdon College (approx. 11.2 miles away); Council Bluffs Treaty (approx. 11 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Carrollton.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNotable Persons
 
Six Industrial Giants Marker image. Click for full size.
By Judith Barber, November 11, 2012
3. Six Industrial Giants Marker
Marker has been removed due to construction. It looks as if one wing of the courthouse has been removed and a new building has been built. Location pictured is the corner of Newnan Street and South Tanner Street. The building shown in the close up picture of the marker is across the street.
Six Industrial Giants Marker image. Click for full size.
By Judith Barber, November 11, 2012
4. Six Industrial Giants Marker
A monument to Confederate Dead is now located in front of the new courthouse where the old marker was located.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 23, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,126 times since then and 46 times this year. Last updated on November 11, 2012, by Judith Barber of Marietta, Georgia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 23, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   3, 4. submitted on November 11, 2012, by Judith Barber of Marietta, Georgia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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