Columbus State University Archives

6. City Mills

Title

6. City Mills

Description

Seaborn Jones, a wealthy planter and Congressman, moved to Columbus in 1828. Purchasing a tract of riverfront property, he built the city’s first hydro-powered gristmill (corn and flour). In 1865, Union forces burned the City Mills and it was rebuilt in 1869. Horace King constructed one of the mill buildings at this site. In the 1890s the Columbus Railroad Company began generating electricity at the mill to provide power to homes and the city’s streetcars. When its doors closed in 1988, the City Mills was the oldest continually run business in Columbus, as well as the oldest working mill of its kind in the United States.
Historic Columbus Foundation. (Jue 8,, 2004). City Mills. Columbus State University Archives, Columbus, GA. Vertical File:Historic Places & Structures: City Mills, 1 18th St. Report. Historic Columbus Foundation.

Bibliographic Citation

1st Picture: City Mills Company, no date. (Courtesy Columbus State University Archives)
2nd Picture: City Mills Company, Eighteenth Street & First Avenue, Columbus, Muscogee County, GA Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA


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“6. City Mills,” Columbus State University Archives, accessed November 24, 2017, http://digitalarchives.columbusstate.edu/items/show/230.

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