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

Clarkdale Mill Village Historic District

Circa 1931

 
 
Clarkdale Mill Village Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, July 17, 2010
1. Clarkdale Mill Village Historic District Marker
Inscription. The Clarkdale Thread Mill and its 96 bungalow style homes were designed by the J. E. Sirrine Company of Greenville, South Carolina, a company noted for progressive mill village planning, for the Clark Thread Company, a Scottish company with factories in New Jersey. Clarkdale is believed to be the last “company town” developed in Georgia.

The Fisk Carter Construction Company, also of South Carolina, began construction in 1931 and the mill ran continuously until it closed in the early 1980ís. In its heyday it employed 1,000 workers.

By the late 1990ís Clarkdale had been declared a historic district by Federal, State and County jurisdictions as a prime example of an intact historic mill village noted for its architecture and landscaping.
 
Location. 33° 49.85′ N, 84° 38.983′ W. Marker is in Clarkdale, Georgia, in Cobb County. Marker is at the intersection of Austell Powder Springs Road and Bloomfield Avenue, on the right when traveling south on Austell Powder Springs Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Clarkdale GA 30111, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Clarkdale Historic District ( approx. 0.3 miles away); Coats & Clark Thread Mill
Clarkdale Mill Village Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, July 17, 2010
2. Clarkdale Mill Village Historic District Marker
Looking north on Austell Powder Springs Road, taken from Bloomfield Avenue
( approx. 0.3 miles away); Causey - Maxham House ( approx. 2.3 miles away); Sweet Water Town Site ( approx. 2.6 miles away); Ross' Headquarters ( approx. 3.6 miles away); Hardee's Corps at Powder Springs ( approx. 3.8 miles away); “The Only Advantage of the Day” ( approx. 4 miles away); Site: Wm. Moss House ( approx. 4.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Clarkdale.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Coats & Clark Mill Building image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, July 17, 2010
3. Coats & Clark Mill Building
Formerly the Clarkdale Thread Mill
Coats & Clark Mill Building image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, July 17, 2010
4. Coats & Clark Mill Building
Formerly the Clarkdale Thread Mill
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 11, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 802 times since then and 112 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 11, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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