Athens Manufacturing Company



Athens Manufacturing Company

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Athens Factory


In 1829, a group of Athens investors, William Dearing, John Nesbit, and Augustin Clayton established the Athens Manufacturing Company in Whitehall. In 1833, the same investors built a mill called the Athens Factory on the North Oconee River in the city of Athens. In 1839, the Whitehall mill was incorporated as the Georgia Manufacturing Company.

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