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Villa Rica in Carroll County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Villa Rica's Textile Industry

 
 
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By David Seibert, September 19, 2015
1. Villa Rica's Textile Industry Marker
Inscription. In the early 1900’s several textile mills and warehouses lined Villa Rica’s Main Street. The mills provided an economic stimulus for decades as the transition was made from agricultural to industrial products. The cotton mills paid cash wages providing needed relief to struggling farm families.

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 10 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
Villa Rica's Textile Industry Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 19, 2015
2. Villa Rica's Textile Industry Marker
marker); Freedom Riders (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Thomas A. Dorsey (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fullerville Jail (approx. one mile away); The Grove (approx. 3½ miles away); Vansant Brothers (approx. 9.8 miles away); Douglas County (approx. 9.8 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 75 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 20, 2017, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.
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