1 Reply Latest reply on Aug 12, 2021 12:21 PM by Rachael Salyer

    Seeking information about Upson County cotton mill

    Sybil Cauley Newbie

      Looking for information on the Waymanville/Waynmanville mill in Upson County, Ga.  Also the workers who lived in the mill houses at the mill site. Employee names etc.  When the mill closed down around 1900-1910 where did most of the employees go to work.  Burials of the mill workers who could not pay for a burial.  Information on the Waymanville Cemetery.

        • Re: Seeking information about Upson County cotton mill
          Rachael Salyer Pioneer

          Dear Ms. Cauley,


          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


          We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the series National Register of Historic Places and National Historic Landmarks Program Records in the Records of the National Park Service (Record Group 79) that contains 8 references to "Upson County" and "cotton mill" that may be of interest to you. These records have been digitized and can be viewed online via the Catalog. Please contact the National Archives at College Park - Electronic Records (RDE) at cer@nara.gov for assistance with these records.


          Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant to guidance received from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), NARA has adjusted its normal operations to balance the need of completing its mission-critical work while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the safety of NARA staff. As a result of this re-prioritization of activities, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgement as well as a substantive response to your reference request from RDE. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.


          Additional information about mills in Upson County are located online here and here, and information about the Waymanville Cemetery is located here. We suggest that you contact the Thomaston-Upson Archives and the Upson Historical Society for additional assistance.


          The Georgia State Office of Vital Records provides information about vital events from 1919 to the present. For records older than 1919, contact the county in which the event occurred. You also may contact the Georgia Archives for more information.


          Finally, there may be some relevant information in historic newspapers from the area. The Digital Library of Georgia’s website Georgia Historic Newspapers and the Library of Congress’ website Chronicling America may be useful in locating online resources.


          We hope this information is helpful. Best of luck with your research!