Cotton and Textile Mills

Cotton and Textile Mills (HMWRP)

Location: Florence, AL 35630 Lauderdale County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 48.496', W 87° 39.349'

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(1822 to early 20th Century)

A cotton mill was established near this site in 1822. Although short~lived, it was the forerunner of other cotton and textile factories located in this area during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Cherry Cotton Mill began operations on nearby Sweetwater Avenue in 1893. The Gardiner~Warring Knitting Mill, later J.T. Flagg, occupied facilities a short distance from this site in 1927. Other cotton industries in East Florence were the Ashcraft, later Florence Cotton Mill, established in 1899, and the Broadus Mill which operated briefly during the early 1900's.
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Placed ByFlorence Historic Board Florence, Alabama
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Date Added Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at 2:33pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 440015 N 3851976
Decimal Degrees34.80826667, -87.65581667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 48.496', W 87° 39.349'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 48' 29.76" N, 87° 39' 20.94" W
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Area Code(s)256
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 201-299 Sweetwater Ave, Florence AL 35630, US
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