Dwight Mill Village

Dwight Mill Village (HMC6U)

Location: Gadsden, AL 35904 Etowah County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 1.476', W 86° 2.73'

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Dwight Manufacturing Company of Chicopee, Massachusetts selected this site in Alabama City for a cotton mill in 1894. The Mill and the village covering 240 acres was constructed under the direction of Howard Gardner Nichols.

There were 160 New England style cottages in the original construction plan, each home had a distinctive architectural style and color scheme. Later construction brought the total number of homes in the village to 700. This model Village was designed with its own schools, public library, bowling alley, a recreational park with bandstand, a baseball field, lakes, bath houses and medical facilities.

Dwight Manufacturing Company began production in December 1896. The cotton mill thrived until 1959 when the plant closed.
HM NumberHMC6U
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Date Added Friday, September 19th, 2014 at 11:05am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 588122 N 3765294
Decimal Degrees34.02460000, -86.04550000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 1.476', W 86° 2.73'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 1' 28.56" N, 86° 2' 43.80" W
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Area Code(s)256
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2-4 Marston Ave, Gadsden AL 35904, US
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