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Rock Mills in Randolph County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Wehadkee Yarn Mills

 
 
Wehadkee Yarn Mills Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 2, 2018
1. Wehadkee Yarn Mills Marker
Marker contains an error (see below).
Inscription. Near this site soon after Threat of Cusseta 1832, Peter A. Hogg built a grist mill on Wehadkee Creek, named for local Indian tribe. Settlement first called Prothro's Mill for James Prothro, who, with John McPherson, obtained a U.S. land patent in 1837, built a sawmill and blacksmith shop. Before 1860 the name was changed to Rock Mills when a cotton factory was established. Over the years this factory has been listed as Rock Mills Mfg. Co., Wehadkee Manufacturing Co., Rosedale Mfg. Co., Wehadkee Cotton Mills, becoming March 28, 1905, Wehadkee Yarn Mills. Present structure built 1881, produces 100 per cent cotton yarn. Company offices located in West Point, Ga.
 
Erected by Randolph County Historical Society.
 
Location. 33° 9.531′ N, 85° 17.397′ W. Marker is in Rock Mills, Alabama, in Randolph County. Marker is at the intersection of Rock Mills Road (Alabama Route 22) and Bacon Cove Road (County Road 75), on the right when traveling east on Rock Mills Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Roanoke AL 36274, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pottery Shops in Rock Mills / The Potters of Rock Mills (approx. 0.3 miles away); Pottery-Making Families of Randolph County / Early Pottery Shops of Randolph County
Wehadkee Yarn Mills Marker with old mill in background. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 2, 2018
2. Wehadkee Yarn Mills Marker with old mill in background.
Recent heavy rains can be seen in overflowing Wedhadkee Creek
(approx. 2.1 miles away); Lebanon Christian Church (approx. 4.1 miles away); Roanoke Doll Factory (approx. 4.8 miles away); The Burnt Village (was approx. 13.2 miles away in Georgia but has been reported missing. ); Benjamin Hawkins (approx. 13.7 miles away in Georgia); Heard County Jail (approx. 13.9 miles away in Georgia); Heard County (approx. 13.9 miles away in Georgia).
 
More about this marker. Where it says "Threat of Cusseta 1832" in the first sentence, it should say "Treaty of Cusseta 1832." (See link)
 
Also see . . .
1. Encyclopedia of Alabama article on the Treaty of Cusseta (1832). (Submitted on June 3, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. Wikipedia article on Rock Mills. (Contains 2011 photo of mill and creek). (Submitted on June 3, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
Old Wehadkee Yarn Mills in another photo. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 2, 2018
3. Old Wehadkee Yarn Mills in another photo.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 3, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 3, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 68 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 3, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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