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Washington Cotton Factory

 
 
Washington Cotton Factory Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, June 22, 2007
1. Washington Cotton Factory Marker
Inscription. Early in 1857 Brigham Young called Samuel Adair and Robert D. Covington as leaders of two companies of pioneers to settle here and grow cotton. In 1861 a Scandinavian company came to assist in the work. The town was named in honor of George Washington and was the county seat from 1859 to 1863. A cotton factory was built to process the cotton grown in the Virgin River Valley and the area became known as “Utah’s Dixie.”
 
Erected 1955 by Daughters of Utah Pioneers. (Marker Number 213.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers marker series.
 
Location. 37° 7.753′ N, 113° 30.943′ W. Marker is in Washington, Utah, in Washington County. Marker can be reached from West Telegraph Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 385 W Telegraph Street, Washington UT 84780, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Washington Cotton Factory (here, next to this marker); ZCMI Co-op Building 1875–1921 (a few steps from this marker); Washington City 1857 (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct
Washington Cotton Mills entrance image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, June 22, 2007
2. Washington Cotton Mills entrance
line); Telegraph Street / Millcreek Mills (about 700 feet away); ZCMI Co-op Building (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Washington.
 
Also see . . .  A Brief History of Washington City. (Submitted on July 16, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
North side of cotton mill image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, June 22, 2007
3. North side of cotton mill
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 25, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,384 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 25, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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