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Eufaula in Barbour County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Cowikee Cotton Mills

 
 
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By David J Gaines, October 10, 2015
1. Cowikee Cotton Mills Marker
Inscription. Cowikee Cotton Mills, which operated on this site for over 100 years, was for decades Eufaula’s largest employer. The mill began in 1888 as the Eufaula Cotton Mill. In 1909 the Comer family purchased the business and renamed it Cowikee Cotton Mills. The Comers later expanded the enterprise to include operations in Dale and Bullock Counties. Many of the mill workers lived nearby in the close-knit mill village, which featured a community house, playground, pool, and kindergarten. Workers took part in mill-sponsored bands, athletics, and social clubs.
 
Erected 2013 by Historic Chattahoochee Commission and descendants of Cowikee Mill workers.
 
Location. 31° 53.461′ N, 85° 8.752′ W. Marker is in Eufaula, Alabama, in Barbour County. Marker is on South Eufaula Avenue (U.S. 431) near West Barbour Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. The marker is located in front of MidSouth Bank. Marker is at or near this postal address: 124 S Eufaula Ave, Eufaula AL 36027, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Eufaula First United Methodist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); First Baptist Church of Eufaula (about 700 feet away, measured in
Cowikee Cotton Mills Marker image. Click for full size.
By David J Gaines, October 10, 2015
2. Cowikee Cotton Mills Marker
a direct line but has been reported missing); In Honor of All World War II Veterans (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hart House (approx. ¼ mile away); World War I Doughboy (approx. ¼ mile away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Central Railroad of Georgia Freight Depot (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Creek Town of Eufaula (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Eufaula.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 13, 2015, by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama. This page has been viewed 280 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 13, 2015, by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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