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Concord Woolen Mill, Cobb Heritage Park, Smyrna, Cobb County, Georgia 3 | by Alan Cressler
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Concord Woolen Mill, Cobb Heritage Park, Smyrna, Cobb County, Georgia 3

This was a new mill for me. There were so many in the Atlanta area. Most of the mills around Atlanta were destroyed during the Atlanta Campaign in the Civil War. Many were rebuilt and used well into the 1900's. Apparently this was one of those mills. Here is a history of the mill: "The Concord Woolen Mills opened in 1847. It was one of the first industrial employers in the county and the neighborhood that grew around it was named Mill Grove. During the Civil War the mill made Confederate uniforms. The mill was burned by Sherman's troops on July 4, 1864. It was rebuilt after the war and prospered for many years. An October 1889 fire destroyed most of the facility. It was rebuilt again and eventually went out of business in 1916. The ruins are now part of Cobb Heritage Park." This history is embedded in this history of the Smyrna area: www.smyrnahistory.org/_history_ofsmyrna.htm

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Taken on December 21, 2013