Ghost Towns and Mills of the Atlanta Area
I've written several books on ghost towns in the southwestern part of the United States, which includes Death Valley, Mojave Preserve, Nevada, Arizona and New Mexico. I decided to write a similar book on ghost towns and mills in the greater Atlanta area. There are more of them in the Atlanta area than you might think.
I'm defining a “ghost town” as a place where people used to live and work, that is either now abandoned, is a “ghost of its former self”, or (in a couple of instances) whose original raison d'etre is gone.
A surprising number of the sites described herein are completely abandoned, and several of them are either inside the perimeter, or close by. Others are further out, into the suburbs and exurbs.
There are 35 sites contained within, located in 14 counties.
The books includes 115+ illustrations.
Inside the Perimeter
Collier's (Grist) Mill
Decatur Water Works (Mason's Mill)
Whittier Cotton Mills
Bona Allen Factories
Chattahoochee River Line
Cherokee Cotton Mills (“Old Rope Mill”)
Concord Woolen Mills
Etowah Indian Mounds
Euharlee (Lowry) Mill
Freeman’s Mill (Alcovy Mill)
Historic Banning Mills
Kennesaw Mountain CCC Camp
Ivy Mills /Laurel Mills
New Manchester Mills
Roswell Manufacturing Co. Mills
Sope Creek/Marietta Paper Mills
Bostwick Cotton Mills