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Whittier Cotton Mill and Village

 
 
Whittier Cotton Mill and Village Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 10, 2005
1. Whittier Cotton Mill and Village Marker
Inscription. Whittier Cotton Mills of Lowell, Massachusetts opened a new Atlanta factory on this site in 1896. Development of the mill complex included the construction of Whittier Mill Village, a mill-centered residential community for workers and their families, where a physician held regular clinics and a social worker supervised activities for adults and children. The Village also included schools, churches, and a company store. The mill produced a variety of cotton yarn and, later, cloth such as corduroy and denim. Following the millís final closure in 1971, the residential community continued to thrive, maintaining many of the millís working families.
 
Erected 2005 by Georgia Historical Society, Whittier Mill Village Association, Inc., and the City of Atlanta Dept of Parks and Recreation. (Marker Number 60-6.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 48.652′ N, 84° 29.028′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker is on Wales Avenue NW 0 miles west of Whittier Avenue NW when traveling north. Touch for map. The marker is in Whittier (city) Park, set back from the street in front of the tower remaining
Whittier Cotton Mill and Village Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 10, 2005
2. Whittier Cotton Mill and Village Marker
from the mill building. Marker is in this post office area: Atlanta GA 30318, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Johnstonís Army Crossed the River (approx. 1Ĺ miles away); Collins Springs Primitive Baptist Church (approx. 1.8 miles away); Artillery Redan (approx. 1.8 miles away); First Shoupade (approx. 1.8 miles away); Second Shoupade (approx. 1.9 miles away); Shoupade Park (approx. 1.9 miles away); Johnstonís River Line (approx. 1.9 miles away); Here Johnstonís River Line Crossed the Rd. (approx. 1.9 miles away).
 
Regarding Whittier Cotton Mill and Village. Only portions remain of the original mill buildings. One tower has been stabilized as the center of a new city park; the marker is located at this tower. Most of the houses from the mill village remain.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Whittier Cotton Mill and Village Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 12, 2012
3. Whittier Cotton Mill and Village Marker
The entrance to Whittier Mill Park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 8, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,193 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 8, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   3. submitted on May 14, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Christopher Busta-Peck was the editor who published this page.
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