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Eufaula in Barbour County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Cowikee Cotton Mills

 
 
Cowikee Cotton Mills Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David J Gaines, October 10, 2015
1. Cowikee Cotton Mills Marker
Inscription.  Cowikee Cotton Mills, which operated on this site for over 100 years, was for decades Eufaula’s largest employer. The mill began in 1888 as the Eufaula Cotton Mill. In 1909 the Comer family purchased the business and renamed it Cowikee Cotton Mills. The Comers later expanded the enterprise to include operations in Dale and Bullock Counties. Many of the mill workers lived nearby in the close-knit mill village, which featured a community house, playground, pool, and kindergarten. Workers took part in mill-sponsored bands, athletics, and social clubs.
 
Erected 2013 by Historic Chattahoochee Commission and descendants of Cowikee Mill workers.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1888.
 
Location. 31° 53.461′ N, 85° 8.752′ W. Marker is in Eufaula, Alabama, in Barbour County. Marker is on South Eufaula Avenue (U.S. 431) near West Barbour Street, on the right when traveling south. The marker is located in front of MidSouth Bank. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 124 S Eufaula Ave, Eufaula AL 36027, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
Cowikee Cotton Mills Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David J Gaines, October 10, 2015
2. Cowikee Cotton Mills Marker
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walking distance of this marker. Eufaula First United Methodist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); First Baptist Church of Eufaula (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Chauncey Sparks (approx. 0.2 miles away); In Honor of All World War II Veterans (approx. ¼ mile away); The St. Julian Hotel (approx. ¼ mile away); Hart House (approx. ¼ mile away); World War I Doughboy (approx. ¼ mile away); Charles Samuel McDowell, Jr. (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Eufaula.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 13, 2015, by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama. This page has been viewed 649 times since then and 89 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 13, 2015, by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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Aug. 12, 2022