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Marker ID: THC 3F 20
Location: u.s. 64, Lawrence County, in Lawrenceburg, near waterworks
County: Lawrence
Coordinates: N 35° 14.568    W 087° 21.099
  35.2428    -87.35165
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMWHXJ


From 1850 to 1861. the center for the cotton and wool spinning industry was hereabouts, many mills being located on Shoal Creek. First was Hope Factory, built just upstream by William Parkes in 1823. Others were Glen Factory, Crescent Mills, Crowson Mills, Eagle Mills, and Marcella Falls Woolen Mills. The last closed about 1885.