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Little River Mill Visual Materials

Identifier: VAM201

  • Staff Only


This collections contains a number of schematics, photographs, and blue prints pertaining to the mill formerly located at Little River in Cherokee County, Georgia.


  • 1906-1946


Physical Description

(3 folders and an oversized folder)

Restrictions: Access


Restrictions: Use

Permission to publish materials from this collection must be obtained from the Head of Archives and Special Collections.


0.25 Linear Feet

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a variety of pictures, blue prints, and schematics pertaining to machines at the Little River Mill. The blue prints are primarily of Haskell-Dawes Machine Co. winding machines, which include part listings for the machinery, with some of the blue prints being in poor condition. The photographs are of two machines, Universal Winding Company machine No.7 and machine No. 2391. The schematics deal with machine No. 7 and provide detailed part listings for the machine.

Biographical / Historical

Located in Woodstock (Cherokee County), Georgia, the Little River Mill, as described by an archeological report included in the companion manuscript collection (MS201), most likely began as a grist mill in the 1840s before transitioning and becoming a yarn mill in the 1870s. Textile milling continued at the site until 1949 when the mill closed due to the formation of Lake Allatoona. The mill focused its later productions on cotton rope manufacturing. From the turn of the 20th century until its closing, the mill was known as the Little River Mill or the Dorn Rope Mill and then lastly, as Cherokee Cotton Mill. The mill site is currently on the backwaters of Lake Allatoona and is part of the Olde Rope Mill Park, a city park of Woodstock.


This collection was donated to the Georgia Tech Archives in 2007, accession #2007.012

Separated Materials

Manuscript materials, including a history of the mill site (9CK410), are processed separately as MS201.

Physical Description

(3 folders and an oversized folder)

Processing Information

Taylor Prichard and Mandi D. Johnson processed this collection in February of 2014.

Inventory of the Little River Mill Visual Materials, 1906-1946
Mandi D. Johnson
Copyright February 2014.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, Library, Georgia Institute of Technology Repository

Georgia Institute of Technology
266 4th Street, NW
Atlanta 30332-0900 USA