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Near LaGrange in Troup County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Troup Factory

 
 
Troup Factory Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, November 14, 2004
1. Troup Factory Marker
Inscription. Troup Factory, first cotton mill in Troup County, Georgia, was established in 1846 on Flat Shoals Creek by Robertson, Leslie & Co., of Meriwether County. Water powered carding, spinning and weaving, in a massive four-storied mill, produced famed quality sheetings and osnaburgs until 1899. In 1902, L. M. Park bought and removed the mill to LaGrange. Maxey Brooks (1796-1861), pioneer millwright, built an important gristmill on the site in 1829 and sold it to the company in 1846.
 
Erected 1980 by Historic Chattahoochee Commission and the Ocfuskee Historical Society.
 
Location. 32° 56.703′ N, 84° 55.405′ W. Marker is near LaGrange, Georgia, in Troup County. Marker is on Hamilton Road (U.S. 27) 0.1 miles south of Smokey Road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. The marker is at the US 27 bridge over Flat Shoals Creek, between Pine Mountain and Hilyer, GA. Marker is in this post office area: Lagrange GA 30241, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Noted Indian Trail ( approx. 4.8 miles away); Chipley - Pine Mountain, Georgia ( approx. 6.8 miles away); The Iron Horse ( approx. 6.8 miles away);
Troup Factory Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 24, 2009
2. Troup Factory Marker
Highway US 27 heads south from Flat Shoals Creek and the marker toward Pine Mountain
Bethany Baptist Church ( approx. 7 miles away); Union Cemetery ( approx. 7 miles away); Jones Crossroads ( approx. 8.3 miles away); East Depot High School ( approx. 8.4 miles away); Lynching in America / Raising a Voice Against Racial Violence ( approx. 8.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in LaGrange.
 
Also see . . .  Vintage Fabrics - Osnaburg the Great - from Fabrics.net. (Submitted on September 24, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 22, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,124 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on September 22, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   2. submitted on September 3, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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