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Near New Albany in Union County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Stratford Company

 
 
Stratford Company Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 8, 2017
1. Stratford Company Marker
Inscription. Northeast Mississippi's upholstered furniture industry began here in 1948. Founded by Morris Furtorian, a Russian immigrant from Chicago, the Stratford Company utilized assembly line methods developed by the automotive industry, an innovation that revolutionized the furniture business and transformed the area's economy.
 
Erected 2006 by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
 
Location. 34° 30.918′ N, 89° 2.659′ W. Marker is near New Albany, Mississippi, in Union County. Marker is at the intersection of West Bankhead Street (Mississippi Route 178) and Rollinghills Drive, on the right when traveling west on West Bankhead Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: West Bankhead Street, New Albany MS 38652, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Glenfield Baptist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); New Albany, Mississippi (approx. 2.4 miles away); Mosley and Johnson (approx. 2.6 miles away); Union County, Mississippi (approx.
Former Stratford Company image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 8, 2017
2. Former Stratford Company
2.6 miles away); William Faulkner (approx. 2.7 miles away); Elder Roma Wilson & Rev. Leon Pinson (approx. 3.1 miles away); Ishtehotopah (approx. 4.7 miles away); Blue Springs (approx. 12.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Albany.
 
Also see . . .  DJournal article on closing of plant, then and now. (Submitted on April 11, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
View of the now closed Rolllinghills Drive entrance. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 8, 2017
3. View of the now closed Rolllinghills Drive entrance.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 11, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 11, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 80 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 11, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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