Laurel Mills Manufacturing Company documents
Scope and Content
This collection includes three legal documents pertaining to Laurel Mills Manufacturing Company: a memorandum of levels and measurements of water at Laurel Mills dam, and two indentures granting land in Roswell, Georgia, to the company from Eugene H. Wood and Isaac M. Roberts.
- 1892-1898, undated
- Laurel Mills Manufacturing Company (Roswell, Ga.) (Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use
Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.
James R. King and Thomas E. King established Ivy Mills in 1857 by Jon Vickery Creek near the Roswell Manufacturing Company. Ivy Mills primarily produced wool fabric. In 1864, after the destruction of the mill during the Civil War, another mill was built next to the original site which would later be called Laurel Mill. Empire Mills purchased Ivy Mills in 1871 and the Laurel Mills Manufacturing Company incorporated two years later. In 1877 Laurel Mills purchased Empire Mills. Georgia Power constructed Atlanta's first hydroelectric powerplant, Bull Sluice Dam (later known as Morgan Falls), in 1904, which caused almost constant flooding of Laurel Mills. The mill was eventually abandoned and the machinery sold 1916.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This collection was processed in 2019.
- Laurel Mills Manufacturing Company documents
- Hallie Lonial
- April 2019
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid is written in English.