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George Parker Swift I

 
 
George Parker Swift I Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 30, 2011
1. George Parker Swift I Marker
Inscription.  George Parker Swift, I, pioneer cotton manufacturer of Georgia, was born Sept. 1, 1815, in Fairhaven, Massachusetts. He moved to Georgia in the early 1840’s and started the Tribune Mills at Waymanville, Upson County, first making cotton thread and yarn, then expanding into cotton weaving. Colonel Swift moved to Columbus in 1865 and in 1867 founded the Muscogee Mills, now the Muscogee Manufacturing Company which has been in continuous operation by the same family owners and has grown to be one of the largest manufacturers of cotton towels and tickings in the world.
 
Erected 2001 by Historic Chattahoochee Commission and the Columbus Consolidated Government.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1912.
 
Location. 32° 28.353′ N, 84° 59.613′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Georgia, in Muscogee County. Marker is at the intersection of 14th Street and Broadway, on the right when traveling west on 14th Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Columbus GA 31901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Battle of Columbus (within shouting distance
George Parker Swift I Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 30, 2011
2. George Parker Swift I Marker
Looking east on 14th Street at the intersection with Broadway (which ends at this point).
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of this marker); J.S. Pemberton & the Confederacy/The Formula (within shouting distance of this marker); General Benning (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Civil War Women’s Riot (about 400 feet away); Haiman's Sword Factory (about 700 feet away); High Uptown Historic District / Garrett-Bullock-Delay House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Eagle & Phenix Mills (approx. 0.2 miles away); Birthplace of Robert Winship Woodruff (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
 
More about this marker. This marker replaced an earlier marker with the same title and similar text, erected by the Georgia Historical Commission at this location, which had been removed and lost during construction.
 
George Parker Swift I Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 1, 2011
3. George Parker Swift I Marker
The marker and the parking garage now standing at 14th and Front Street (and Broadway),replacing the Muscogee Manufacturing Company
Muscogee Manufacturing Company image. Click for full size.
4. Muscogee Manufacturing Company
Library of Congress [HAER GA,108-COLM,2-6]
Muscogee Manufacturing Company, Front Ave & 14th St, Columbus, Muscogee, GA image. Click for full size.
5. Muscogee Manufacturing Company, Front Ave & 14th St, Columbus, Muscogee, GA
Library of Congress [HAER GA,108-COLM,2-4]
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 5, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,517 times since then and 68 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 5, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   3. submitted on June 28, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   4, 5. submitted on May 6, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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