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Lawrenceburg in Lawrence County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Pioneers in Textiles

 
 
Pioneers in Textiles Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Judith Barber, February 4, 2013
1. Pioneers in Textiles Marker
Inscription.  From 1850 to 1861, the center for the cotton and wool spinning industry was hereabouts, many mills being located on Shoal Creek. First was Hope Factory, built just upstream by William Parks in 1823. Others were Glen Factory, Crescent Mills, Crowson Mills, Eagle Mills and Marcella Falls Woollen Mill. The last closed about 1885.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3F 20.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1850.
 
Location. 35° 14.568′ N, 87° 21.099′ W. Marker is in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, in Lawrence County. Marker is at the intersection of West Gaines Street (U.S. 64) and Old Waynesboro Highway, on the right when traveling west on West Gaines Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1184 W Gaines St, Lawrenceburg TN 38464, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. They Passed This Way (approx. 0.4 miles away); Retracing the Trail of Tears (approx. 0.4
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miles away); Museum Honoring David Crockett (approx. 0.8 miles away); Garrett House (approx. 0.9 miles away); Courthouse - Lawrence County Tennessee (approx. 0.9 miles away); Skirmish at Lawrenceburg (approx. 0.9 miles away); Lawrenceburg Cumberland Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); Col. David Crockett (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lawrenceburg.
 
Pioneers in Textiles Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Judith Barber, February 4, 2013
2. Pioneers in Textiles Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 7, 2013, by Judith Barber of Marietta, Georgia. This page has been viewed 568 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 7, 2013, by Judith Barber of Marietta, Georgia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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