Historic Markers Across Georgia

George Parker Swift I

Marker ID: HCC 
Location: Broadway at 14th Street, Columbus, GA.
County: Muscogee
Coordinates: N 32° 28.353    W 084° 59.613
  32.47255    -84.99355
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM4Y1T
George Parker Swift I Marker  


George Parker Swift, I, pioneer cotton manufacturer of Georgia, was born Sept. 1, 1815, in Fairhaven, Massachusetts. He moved to Georgia in the early 1840´s and started the Tribune Mills at Wynmanville, Upson County, first making cotton thread and yarn, then expanding into cotton weaving. Colonel Swift moved to Columbus in 1865 and in 1867 founded the Muscogee Mills, now the Muscogee Manufacturing Company which has been in continuous operation by the same family owners and has grown to be one of the largest manufacturers of cotton towels and tickings in the world. Erected by the Historic Chattahoochee Commission and the Columbus Consolidated Government, 2001


George Parker Swift I