Madison in Jefferson County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Eagle Cotton Mill
Local industrialist Richard Johnson and his family owned the mill from 1890-1930s. Meese, Inc. bought the site in 1940, producing canvas goods, WWII combat gear, and later plastic products before relocating by 1980. After decades of vacancy and failed redevelopments, the mill was renovated as a hotel in 2021, part of a national trend to revitalize industrial buildings.
Erected 2022 by Indiana Historical Bureau City of Madison Ron Bateman Glenn Gellert John McGrew Vince Dora. (Marker Number 39.2022.1.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Women. Indiana Historical Bureau Markers series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1885.
Location. 38° 43.948′ N, 85° 22.31′ W. Marker is in Madison, Indiana, in Jefferson County. Marker is on East Vaughn Drive east of St. Michaels Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 618 E Vaughn Dr, Madison IN 47250, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Milton-Madison Bridge / Madison Breweries (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Eagle Cotton Mill / Gas, Coal & Tobacco (approx. 0.2 miles away); Madison Historic District (approx. 0.3 miles away); John Paul / Early History (approx. 0.3 miles away); Jefferson County (Indiana ) Civil War Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); This Shell Fired into Vicksburg (approx. 0.3 miles away); Little Jimmy (approx. 0.3 miles away); First Chartered Bank in Indiana (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Madison.
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