Wedhadkee Yarn Mills

Wedhadkee Yarn Mills (HM2820)

Location: Roanoke, AL 36274 Randolph County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 9.531', W 85° 17.397'

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Near this site soon after Threat of Cusseta 1832, Peter A. Hogg built a grist mill on Wehadkee Creek, named for local Indian tribe. Settlement first called Prothro's Mill for James Prothro, who, with John McPherson, obtained a U.S. land patent in 1837, built a sawmill and blacksmith shop. Before 1860 the name was changed to Rock Mills when a cotton factory was established. Over the years this factory has been listed as Rock Mills Mfg. Co., Wehadkee Manufacturing Co., Rosedale Mfg. Co., Wehadkee Cotton Mills, becoming March 28, 1905, Wehadkee Yarn Mills. Present structure built 1881, produces 100 per cent cotton yarn. Company offices located in West Point, Ga.
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HM NumberHM2820
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Date Added Saturday, June 2nd, 2018 at 10:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 659468 N 3670199
Decimal Degrees33.15885000, -85.28995000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 9.531', W 85° 17.397'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 9' 31.86" N, 85° 17' 23.82" W
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Area Code(s)334, 256
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 66142 AL-22, Roanoke AL 36274, US
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