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Near LaGrange in Troup County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Troup Factory

 
 
Troup Factory Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, November 14, 2004
1. Troup Factory Marker
Inscription.  Troup Factory, first cotton mill in Troup County, Georgia, was established in 1846 on Flat Shoals Creek by Robertson, Leslie & Co., of Meriwether County. Water powered carding, spinning and weaving, in a massive four-storied mill, produced famed quality sheetings and osnaburgs until 1899. In 1902, L. M. Park bought and removed the mill to LaGrange. Maxey Brooks (1796-1861), pioneer millwright, built an important gristmill on the site in 1829 and sold it to the company in 1846.
 
Erected 1980 by Historic Chattahoochee Commission and the Ocfuskee Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1846.
 
Location. 32° 56.703′ N, 84° 55.405′ W. Marker is near LaGrange, Georgia, in Troup County. Marker is on Hamilton Road (U.S. 27) 0.1 miles south of Smokey Road, on the left when traveling south. The marker is at the US 27 bridge over Flat Shoals Creek, between Pine Mountain and Hilyer, GA. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lagrange GA 30241, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured
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as the crow flies. Salem Road Bridge (approx. 3.6 miles away); Noted Indian Trail (approx. 4.8 miles away); Chipley - Pine Mountain, Georgia (approx. 6.8 miles away); The Iron Horse (approx. 6.8 miles away); Bethany Baptist Church (approx. 7 miles away); Union Cemetery (approx. 7 miles away); Mountville Methodist (approx. 7.1 miles away); Mountville Community (approx. 7.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in LaGrange.
 
Troup Factory Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, August 24, 2009
2. Troup Factory Marker
Highway US 27 heads south from Flat Shoals Creek and the marker toward Pine Mountain
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 18, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 22, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,784 times since then and 73 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on September 22, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   2. submitted on September 3, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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