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Trion in Chattooga County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

First Cotton Mill In Northwest Georgia

 
 
First Cotton Mill Historical Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Tibbs, September 13, 2008
1. First Cotton Mill Historical Marker
Inscription.  Three Walker County businessmen, Andrew P. Allgood, Spencer S. Marsh and Col. W.K. Briers, officially organized the Trion factory Oct. 12, 1845. It has had few shut-downs since its first production in 1847. In 1858 an epidemic, in 1864 Sherman's invading Federal Army closed the mill until the end of the War Between the States, fire on April 10, 1876 only shut the mill for six months and a strike for six weeks in 1934. Three families owned and operated the mill through its first 150 years. The Allgood Family (1845-1912), the B.D. Riegel Family (1912-1987) and the R.B. Pamplin Family purchased the mill in 1987.
 
Erected 1995. (Marker Number 027-3.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 34° 32.831′ N, 85° 18.582′ W. Marker is in Trion, Georgia, in Chattooga County. Marker is at the intersection of Fourth Street, on the left when traveling
Marker and Mount Vernon Mills Entrance image. Click for full size.
By David Tibbs, September 13, 2008
2. Marker and Mount Vernon Mills Entrance
west on Fourth Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Trion GA 30753, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Chattooga County (approx. 5.1 miles away); The Couey House (approx. 5.1 miles away); Summerville, Georgia (approx. 5.1 miles away); Boyles Yard Turntable Named Summerville Railroad Turntable (approx. 5.2 miles away); William Little House (approx. 9˝ miles away); La Fayette Presbyterian Church (approx. 11.1 miles away); The Army of Tennessee (approx. 11.3 miles away); The Battle of LaFayette (approx. 11.3 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Mount Vernon Mills History. This link is to the Mount Vernon Mills website. The site gives a history of the mills that A.P. Allgood founded. It is a good read and shows the intricate part A.P. Allgood and the mill played from the 1800's, through the War Between the States and into present day Trion. (Submitted on September 14, 2008, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia.) 

2. From farm field to cotton mill: The making of America's denim. CNN covered this mill in 2009. (Submitted on July 30, 2012.) 
 
First Cotton Mill In Northwest Georgia Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, July 15, 2012
3. First Cotton Mill In Northwest Georgia Marker
Looking north on 4th Street (on the right)
First Cotton Mill In Northwest Georgia Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, July 15, 2012
4. First Cotton Mill In Northwest Georgia Marker
The marker with the mill office and mill in the background.
Part of the mills today. image. Click for full size.
By David Tibbs, September 13, 2008
5. Part of the mills today.
Allgood Monument and Church image. Click for full size.
By David Tibbs, September 13, 2008
6. Allgood Monument and Church
This monument is dedicated to A.P. Allgood one of the people mentioned on the marker. It is located across town on Church Street in front of the First Baptist Church and reads:

Erected as a tribute of respect to the memory of A.P. Allgood by the stock holders of Trion M'c' C CO Born Nov. 23. 1816: Died Sept. 8. 1882.

The monument appears to be much older then the current church. The date the monument was erected is unknown by the author.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 14, 2008. This page has been viewed 3,279 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 14, 2008, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia.   3, 4. submitted on July 29, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   5, 6. submitted on September 14, 2008, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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