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Clarkdale in Cobb County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Coats & Clark Thread Mill

1931 – 1983

 
 
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By David Seibert, July 17, 2010
1. Coats & Clark Thread Mill Marker
Inscription. In 1931 Clark Thread Company opened a spinning mill here, giving the local economy a boost during the Great Depression with the creation of approximately 650 new jobs. Baled cotton was spun into unfinished thread that was then shipped to a finishing mill in Toccoa to be bleached, dyed and spooled. Except during WWII when the company had government contracts, the only product made here was industrial thread sold to clothing manufacturers. The company merged with J &P Coats Limited in 1952 to form Coats & Clark, Inc. In the early 1980s the strength of the dollar against the Japanese yen made the purchase of imported thread less costly than producing it locally, leading to the closure of the mill in 1983.
 
Erected 2009 by Cobb County Community Development Agency.
 
Location. 33° 49.917′ N, 84° 39.3′ W. Marker is in Clarkdale, Georgia, in Cobb County. Marker is at the intersection of Newark Street SW and Newark Avenue SW, on the right when traveling west on Newark Street SW. Touch for map. The marker stands just to the right of the entrance to the former Coats & Clark Thread Mill. Marker is in this post office area: Clarkdale GA 30111, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the
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By David Seibert, July 17, 2010
2. Coats & Clark Thread Mill Marker
The entrance drive (to the mill) is to the left
crow flies. Clarkdale Historic District (within shouting distance of this marker); Clarkdale Mill Village Historic District (approx. 0.3 miles away); Causey - Maxham House (approx. 2 miles away); Sweet Water Town Site (approx. 2.8 miles away); Hardee's Corps at Powder Springs (approx. 3 miles away); Ross' Headquarters (approx. 3.7 miles away); 16th A.C. to Roswell (approx. 4.2 miles away); Schofield's Headquarters (approx. 4.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Clarkdale.
 
Categories. 20th CenturyIndustry & CommerceNotable Buildings
 
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By David Seibert, July 17, 2010
3. Coats & Clark Thread Mill Marker
Looking south, the Clarkdale Historic District marker can be seen in the distance.
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By David Seibert, July 17, 2010
4. Coats & Clark Thread Mill
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By David Seibert, July 17, 2010
5. Coats & Clark Thread Mill
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By David Seibert, July 17, 2010
6. Coats & Clark Thread Mill
Originally the building had large glass windows, later bricked in.
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By David Seibert, July 17, 2010
7. Coats & Clark Thread Mill
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 23, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,623 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on July 23, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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