Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Historic Bemis

Marker ID: THC 4D 55
Location: South Highland Avenue at Bemis Ln, Jackson, TN 
County: Madison
Coordinates: N 35° 34.518    W 088° 48.889
  35.5753    -88.81481666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM189Z


Founded in 1900 by Judson Moss Bemis, president of Bemis Brothers Bag Company. Bemis was a cotton mill town, planned by Albert Farwell Bemis and renowned architects Andrew Hepburn and Arthur Shurchiff. A self-contained town, Bemis consisted of a four story mill, worker housing, church, auditorium-theather, schools, company store, YMCA, public bath house, park, post office, and other commercial facilites.