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Riverton in Madison County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Site of Bell Factory

Mile and one-half southeast on Flint River

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Site of Bell Factory Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Lee Hattabaugh, June 5, 2010
1. Site of Bell Factory Marker
Inscription.  
Earliest important textile mill in Alabama
Incorporated by
Patton Donegan Company in 1832
3,000 spindles and 100 looms
operated by skilled slave labor.
In production as late as 1885.
Name derived from "bell" used to signal workers

 
Erected 1957 by Judge David Campbell Chapter - Daughters of American Colonists.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceNotable Places. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Colonists series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1832.
 
Location. 34° 49.55′ N, 86° 28.45′ W. Marker is in Riverton, Alabama, in Madison County. Marker is at the intersection of Winchester Road and Bell Factory Road, on the right when traveling south on Winchester Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Huntsville AL 35811, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Buckhorn Tavern / Buckhorn Tavern Skirmish (approx. 3 miles away); Shiloh United Methodist Church (approx.
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3.9 miles away); Central High School/Central Junior High School (approx. 4.3 miles away); Flint River Primitive Baptist Church (approx. 4.3 miles away); a different marker also named Flint River Primitive Baptist Church (approx. 4.3 miles away); Original Site of Enon Baptist Church (approx. 4.8 miles away); Early Settlers Cemetery (approx. 4.8 miles away); Harris Hill Cemetery (approx. 5.2 miles away).
 
Site of Bell Factory Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Lee Hattabaugh, June 5, 2010
2. Site of Bell Factory Marker
Marker is located to the right of the intersection near the blue van in this photo.
Site of Bell Factory Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Lee Hattabaugh, June 5, 2010
3. Site of Bell Factory Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 15, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 9, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 2,433 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 9, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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