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Florence in Lauderdale County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Ante-Bellum Cotton Mills 1840

 
 
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By Sandra Hughes, July 24, 2009
1. Ante~ Bellum Cotton Mills 1840 Marker
Inscription.  About one mile west of here is the site of the Globe Cotton Factory which was erected on Cypress Creek in 1840. By 1857 its operations included three cotton mills, a flour mill, and two corn mills, all powered by the use of three dams. By 1860 the factory employed 310 people, including a large number of women and children, at average salaries of $2.50 per week. These mills were burned by the Union Army in May 1863. One factory called Cypress Mill, was re-built after the war, but its operation was never successful.
 
Erected by Florence Historical Board Florence, Alabama.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWar, US Civil.
 
Location. 34° 49.109′ N, 87° 41.643′ W. Marker is in Florence, Alabama, in Lauderdale County. Marker is at the intersection of Appleby Blvd. and Cypress Mill Road on Appleby Blvd.. Located by Hibbett Middle School on Appleby Blvd. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Florence AL 35630, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Florence's Early Water Tower 1890 (approx. half a mile away); Gilbert Elementary School
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(approx. 0.6 miles away); North Wood United Methodist Church (approx. 0.7 miles away); College Place Historic District (approx. ¾ mile away); Homer Givens (approx. 0.8 miles away); Capture of John A. Murrell (approx. 0.8 miles away); The University of North Alabama (approx. 0.9 miles away); Pesthouse and Cemetery / Pestilences (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Florence.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 2, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. This page has been viewed 2,933 times since then and 17 times this year. Last updated on June 1, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photo   1. submitted on September 2, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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Mar. 2, 2021