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Near New Albany in Union County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Stratford Company

 
 
Stratford Company Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, April 8, 2017
1. Stratford Company Marker
Inscription.  Northeast Mississippi's upholstered furniture industry began here in 1948. Founded by Morris Furtorian, a Russian immigrant from Chicago, the Stratford Company utilized assembly line methods developed by the automotive industry, an innovation that revolutionized the furniture business and transformed the area's economy.
 
Erected 2006 by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1948.
 
Location. 34° 30.918′ N, 89° 2.659′ W. Marker is near New Albany, Mississippi, in Union County. Marker is at the intersection of West Bankhead Street (Mississippi Route 178) and Rollinghills Drive, on the right when traveling west on West Bankhead Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: West Bankhead Street, New Albany MS 38652, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Glenfield Baptist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); New Albany, Mississippi (approx.
Former Stratford Company image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, April 8, 2017
2. Former Stratford Company
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2.4 miles away); Mosley and Johnson (approx. 2.6 miles away); Union County, Mississippi (approx. 2.6 miles away); William Faulkner (approx. 2.7 miles away); B.F. Ford School (approx. 3 miles away); Elder Roma Wilson & Rev. Leon Pinson (approx. 3.1 miles away); Ishtehotopah (approx. 4.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Albany.
 
View of the now closed Rolllinghills Drive entrance. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, April 8, 2017
3. View of the now closed Rolllinghills Drive entrance.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 11, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 321 times since then and 89 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 11, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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Aug. 12, 2022