West Point Manufacturing Company

West Point Manufacturing Company (HM1CXH)

Location: Valley, AL 36854 Chambers County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 48.847', W 85° 10.263'

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Cornerstones of Chattahoochee Mfg. Co., Langdale, Ala., and Alabama & Georgia Mfg. Co., River View, Ala., were laid on August 1, 1866. Mills used Chattahoochee River water power for operation of spindles and looms. Planters and businessmen of Chambers County, Ala., and West Point, Ga., invested the capital for these ventures, providing a new way of life to a war stricken people.

In 1880, West Point Manufacturing Company was organized from the Chattahoochee mill. The business genius, enterprise, and vision of LaFayette Lanier, (1845-1910), president 1896-1910, were largely responsible for the industrial and civic development of "The Valley."
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HM NumberHM1CXH
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Year Placed1964
Placed ByThe Alabama Historical Commission
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Date Added Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 7:28pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 671222 N 3632161
Decimal Degrees32.81411667, -85.17105000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 48.847', W 85° 10.263'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 48' 50.82" N, 85° 10' 15.78" W
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Area Code(s)334
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6000 20th Ave, Valley AL 36854, US
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