“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Valley in Chambers County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)

West Point Manufacturing Company

West Point Manufacturing Company Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, February 8, 2014
1. West Point Manufacturing Company Marker
Inscription.  Cornerstones of Chattahoochee Mfg. Co., Langdale, Ala., and Alabama & Georgia Mfg. Co., River View, Ala., were laid on August 1, 1866. Mills used Chattahoochee River water power for operation of spindles and looms. Planters and businessmen of Chambers County, Ala., and West Point, Ga., invested the capital for these ventures, providing a new way of life to a war stricken people.

In 1880, West Point Manufacturing Company was organized from the Chattahoochee mill. The business genius, enterprise, and vision of LaFayette Lanier, (1845-1910), president 1896-1910, were largely responsible for the industrial and civic development of “The Valley.”
Erected 1964 by the Alabama Historical Commission.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1866.
Location. 32° 48.847′ N, 85° 10.263′ W. Marker is in Valley, Alabama, in Chambers County. Marker is on 20th Avenue (U.S. 29) 0.1 miles north of 61st Street West, on the right when traveling
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east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6001 20th Ave, Valley AL 36854, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Langdale Veterans Memorial (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Armed Forces Tribute (approx. 1.7 miles away); Fairfax Kindergarten (approx. 1.8 miles away); Fairfax First Christian Church (approx. 1.8 miles away); Tenth Street School (approx. 4.3 miles away in Georgia); Lanier High School (approx. 4.4 miles away); "Daughters of the Confederacy" (approx. 4.4 miles away in Georgia); Fort Tyler Cemetery (approx. 4.4 miles away in Georgia). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Valley.
West Point Mill Buildings image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, February 8, 2014
2. West Point Mill Buildings
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 8, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,037 times since then and 203 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 8, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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Nov. 29, 2023