Historic Markers Across Alabama

Ante-Bellum Cotton Mills 1840

Marker ID:  
Location: on Appleby Blvd. east of Cypress Mill Road, Florence, Alabama.
County: Lauderdale
Coordinates: N 34° 49.127    W 087° 41.638
  34.81848333    -87.69405
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMHGR1


Cotton Mills


About one mile west of here is the site of the Globe Cotton Factory which was erected on Cypress Creek in 1840, By 1857 its operations included three cotton mills, a flour mill, and two corn mills, all powered by the use of three dams. By 1860 the factory employed 310 people,, including a large number of women and children, at average salaries of $2.50 per week. These mills were burned by the Union Army in May 1863. One factory called Cypress Mill, was re-built after the war, but its operation was never successful.

Erected by Florence Historical Board Florence, Alabama.

End of Ante-Bellum Cotton Mills 1840