I found a posting in multiple places regarding the Potter Mill (Taylor Mill).
Potterville, or Taylor Mill is located 2 miles south of Reynolds. It was a thriving Cotton Mill for many years. The Potter family owned it originally.
The Mill was first started in 1854, when John N. Barnett, an agent for the Muscogee Manufacturing Company bought land to build a cotton mill. In 1854, George G. Potter listed his investments in stocks and manufactured products as $9000.00 On December 23, 1866, George G. Potter bought the factory and land (consisting of 1015 acres) for $14,000.00.
I find this strange because the Muscogee Manufacturing Company was located in Muscogee County, and was not formed until 1867 by George Parker Swift.
George G. Parker apparently was an industrialist from Rhode Island. This is a different George Potter than the George C. Potter, son of John Potter and Susannah Harwell (Haswell?); George C. Potter is the brother of Mary Tabitha Potter who married Henry Millirons. Does anybody have any infomration on this George C. Potter?
My understanding is that Potterville (Pottersville), GA is named for the industrialist George G. Potter from RI. Can anyone confirm that?
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