Historic Markers Across Georgia

Villa Rica's Textile Industry

Marker ID:  
Location: 209 Main St, Villa Rica, GA
County: Carroll
Coordinates: N 33° 43.914    W 084° 55.207
  33.7319    -84.92011666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
Villa Rica's Textile Industry Marker
Photo by David Seibert


Villa Rica's Textile Industry

In the early 1900s several textile mills and warehouses lined Villa Rica's Main Street. The mills provided an economic stimulus for decades as the transition was made from agricultural to industrial products. The cotton mills paid cash wages providing needed relief to struggling farm families.

The Continental Gin Company installed two automatic hydraulic presses which double cleaned the cotton in Villa Rica's Cotton Oil Mill. These presses were the first of this type to be installed in the state of Georgia. They served as demonstration models for visitors from two out the southeast who came to observe the new technology.

Villa Rica Preservation Commission
Celebrating the hallmarks of the South

Villa Rica's Textile Industry
Photo by David Seibert