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Whittier Mill Village in Atlanta in Fulton County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Whittier Cotton Mill and Village

 
 
Whittier Cotton Mill and Village Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, September 10, 2005
1. Whittier Cotton Mill and Village Marker
Inscription.  Whittier Cotton Mills of Lowell, Massachusetts opened a new Atlanta factory on this site in 1896. Development of the mill complex included the construction of Whittier Mill Village, a mill-centered residential community for workers and their families, where a physician held regular clinics and a social worker supervised activities for adults and children. The Village also included schools, churches, and a company store. The mill produced a variety of cotton yarn and, later, cloth such as corduroy and denim. Following the millís final closure in 1971, the residential community continued to thrive, maintaining many of the millís working families.
 
Erected 2005 by Georgia Historical Society, Whittier Mill Village Association, Inc., and the City of Atlanta Dept of Parks and Recreation. (Marker Number 60-6.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1896.
 
Location. 33° 48.652′ N, 84° 29.028′ 
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W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in Fulton County. It is in Whittier Mill Village. Marker is on Wales Avenue NW, 0 miles west of Whittier Avenue NW when traveling north. The marker is in Whittier (city) Park, set back from the street in front of the tower remaining from the mill building. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Atlanta GA 30318, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Johnstonís Army Crossed the River (approx. 1Ĺ miles away); Collins Springs Primitive Baptist Church (approx. 1.8 miles away); Artillery Redan (approx. 1.8 miles away); First Shoupade (approx. 1.8 miles away); Second Shoupade (approx. 1.9 miles away); Shoupade Park (approx. 1.9 miles away); Johnstonís River Line (approx. 1.9 miles away); Here Johnstonís River Line Crossed the Rd. (approx. 1.9 miles away).
 
Regarding Whittier Cotton Mill and Village. Only portions remain of the original mill buildings. One tower has been stabilized as the center of a new city park; the marker is located at this tower. Most of the houses from the mill village remain.
 
Whittier Cotton Mill and Village Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, September 10, 2005
2. Whittier Cotton Mill and Village Marker
Whittier Cotton Mill and Village Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, May 12, 2012
3. Whittier Cotton Mill and Village Marker
The entrance to Whittier Mill Park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 8, 2023. It was originally submitted on July 8, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,431 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 8, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   3. submitted on May 14, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Christopher Busta-Peck was the editor who published this page.

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