Villa Rica in Carroll County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Villa Rica's Textile Industry
The Continental Gin Company installed two automatic hydraulic presses which double cleaned the cotton in Villa Rica’s Cotton Oil Mill. These presses were the first of this type to be installed in the State of Georgia. They served as demonstration models for visitors from throughout the southeast who came to observe the new technology.
Erected by Villa Rica Preservation Commission.
Location. 33° 43.933′ N, 84° 55.167′ W. Marker is in Villa Rica, Georgia, in Carroll County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (Georgia Route 61) and North Candler Street, on the right when traveling east on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Villa Rica GA 30180, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Villa Rica Explosion (within shouting distance of this marker); Bank of Villa Rica (within shouting distance of this marker); The Mill (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Freedom Riders (about 600 feet away); Thomas Andrew Dorsey (about 600 feet away); Thomas A. Dorsey (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fullerville Jail (approx. one mile away); The Grove (approx. 3½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Villa Rica.
Categories. • Industry & Commerce •
Credits. This page was last revised on August 20, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 20, 2017, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 80 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 20, 2017, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.