Historic Markers Across Georgia



Soap Creek Paper Mills



Marker ID: GHM 033-91
Location: Paper Mill Rd in the Chattahoochee Recreation parking lot
County: Cobb
Coordinates: N 33° 56.284    W 084° 26.268
  33.938066    -84.4378
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM1VC5
Soap Creek Paper Mills  Marker  



Text:

The original structures which housed the Marietta Paper Mills ­ incorporated in 1859 ­ stood 1/4 mile down stream from Paper Mill Road. The mills manufactured news print, wrapping paper and stationery ­ a pioneer enterprise in this section of the state.

July 5, 1864. The mills were burned by a detachment of Gen. Kenner Garrard´s cavalry division while guarding the left flank of Federal forces preparing to cross the Chattahoochee River at the mouth of Soap Creek. Rebuilt after the war, the mill burned in 1870. Restored in 1871, they operated until 1902.

033-91 GEORGIA HISTORIC MARKER 1993



 

 

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