Trion Factory Cotton Mill - Trion, GA.
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member SearchN
N 34° 32.815 W 085° 18.566
16S E 655120 N 3824097
Quick Description: The Trion Factory in operation since 1845.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 10/12/2008 7:03:12 PM
Waymark Code: WM4Y6D
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member fishingwishing
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Long Description:
The marker in front of the mill reads:</center

First Cotton Mill In Northwest Georgia
Three Walker County businessmen, Andrew P. Allgood, Spencer S. Marsh and Col. W.K. Briers, officially organized the Trion factory Oct. 12, 1845. It has had few shut-downs since its first production in 1847. In 1858 an epidemic, in 1864 Sherman's invading Federal Army closed the mill until the end of the War Between the States, fire on April 10, 1876 only shut the mill for six months and a strike for six weeks in 1934. Three families owned and operated the mill through its first 150 years. The Allgood Family (1845-1912), the B.D. Riegel Family (1912-1987) and the R.B. Pamplin Family purchased the mill in 1987.

During the War Between the States the Trion Mill had a contract to supply course woolens for Confederate soldiers. When Sherman made his march through the area he spared the mills from destruction.

Today the mill is still in operation as Mount Vernon Mills. They process raw cotton and make denim in different weights, from blue to black. Who knows, some of your jeans might be made from the material they produce.

The gallery pictures are only a small sample of this large mill. Visit their website for a complete history of the mill. They also have an online tour of the process.
Year built?: 1845

Is the mill or gin still in operation?: Yes

What is or was processed here?: Cotton to denim

Are tours available?: Unknown

How is or was it powered?: Originaly water-Today electric

Related link to this waymark.: [Web Link]

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