Historic Markers Across Alabama

Site of Bell Factory

Marker ID: DAC 
Location: at the intersection of Winchester Road and Bell Factory Road, Riverton, Alabama
County: Madison
Coordinates: N 34° 49.55    W 086° 28.45
  34.82583333    -86.47416666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None


Site of Bell Factory

Mile and one-half southeast on Flint River

Earliest important textile mill in Alabama
Incorporated by
Patton Donegan Company in 1832
3,000 spindles and 100 looms
operated by skilled slave labor.
In production as late as 1885.
Name derived from "bell" used to signal workers

Erected 1957 by Judge David Campbell Chapter - Daughters of American Colonists

End of Site of Bell Factory