Wedhadkee Yarn Mills
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Markerman62
N 33° 09.531 W 085° 17.401
16S E 659462 N 3670199
Quick Description: On AL 22 at Wehadkee Creek in Rock Mills.
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 3/20/2015 7:31:27 AM
Waymark Code: WMNHXB
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member muddawber
Views: 1

Long Description:
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.
Marker Name: Wehadkee Yarn Mills

Marker Type: Rural Roadside

Addtional Information::
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rock_Mills,_Alabama


Date Dedicated / Placed: Not listed

Marker Number: Not listed

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