Historic Markers Across Georgia

Whittier Cotton Mill and Village

Marker ID: GHS 60-6
Location: At Whittier Mill park on Wales Ave., Atlanta
County: Fulton
Coordinates: N 33° 48.652    W 084° 29.028
  33.810866    -84.4838
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM6CFH
Whittier Cotton Mill and Village Marker  


Whittier Cotton Mills of Lowell, Massachusetts opened a new Atlanta factory on this site in 1896. Development of the mill complex included the construction of Whittier Mill Village, a mill-centered residential community for workers and their families, where a physician held regular clinics and a social worker supervised activities for adults and children. The Village also included schools, churches, and a company store. The mill produced a variety of cotton yarn and, later, cloth such as corduroy and denim. Following the mill´s final closure in 1971, the residential community continued to thrive, maintaining many of the mill´s working families.

2005.8 Erected by The Georgia Historical Society, The Whittier Mill Association,
Inc, and the Atlanta Board of Parks and Recreation. 60-6