Empire Mills

Empire Mills (HMVM2)

Location: Columbus, GA 31901 Muscogee County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 27.743', W 84° 59.671'

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G. W. Woodruff began grist operations in 1861 on this site previously occupied in 1847 by E.T. Taylor Cotton Gin Company and in 1841 by William Waters Garrard's cotton warehouse. Empire Mills ran night and day during the Civil War and was spared in 1865 when Union Troops burned all non-food-producing industry in the city. By 1887 it was the largest meal and flour mill in the South, operating 36 roller mills with a capacity of 600 barrels of flour per day. Empire also produced Graham flour, bran, grits, and cornmeal — all ground on eight runs of horizontal stones, some of which are displayed on this site.
HM NumberHMVM2
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Date Added Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 7:48am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 688488 N 3593460
Decimal Degrees32.46238333, -84.99451667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 27.743', W 84° 59.671'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 27' 44.58" N, 84° 59' 40.26" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 850-898 Front Ave, Columbus GA 31901, US
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