Historic Markers Across Alabama

First Papermaking In Alabama

Marker ID:  
Location: on Jack Warner Parkway Northeast north of Helen Keller Blvd, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
County: Tuscaloosa
Coordinates: N 33° 13.355    W 087° 31.106
  33.22258333    -87.51843333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None


Gulf States Paper Corporation (3/4 mile Northeast) began production in April 1929 to introduce the modern pulp and paper industry to Alabama. Based on the state's fast-growing forests, paper became a major Alabama industry.

The Tuskaloosa Paper Company made Alabama's first paper from rags in 1849 at a small mill at the foot of River Hill (3 ½ miles West), this early plant operated only a few years.

Erected by Greater Tuscaloosa Chamber of Commerce.

End of First Papermaking In Alabama