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Banning, Georgia collection

Identifier: L1987-09

Scope and Contents of the Collection

Banning, Georgia collection consists of printed material and of typed and written notes, 1980-1983, and one photograph, a copy of an image from the 1880s or 1890s. Printed material includes newspaper articles about historic preservation efforts at the Banning Mill site and early tourism literature for the site, circa 1980. Notes include information about the development of the mills during the 1880s and 1890s and a quote from a 1920 speech by Judge Walter C. Millican. A copy photograph printed in 1983 shows a group of Hutcheson Manufacturing workers, circa 1890.


  • circa 1890, 1980-1983


Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

To quote in print, or otherwise reproduce in whole or in part in any publication, including on the Worldwide Web, any material from this collection, the researcher must obtain permission from (1) the owner of the physical property and (2) the holder of the copyright. Persons wishing to quote from this collection should consult the reference archivist to determine copyright holders for information in this collection. Reproduction of any item must contain the complete citation to the original. All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

History of Banning, Georgia

Banning is located in Carroll County in western Georgia. The first textile mill there opened in 1846, and after the Civil War, both textile and paper mills thrived along Snake Creek. By 1895, 10 mills (including saw and grist mills) were in the area. During the twentieth century, business declined and the textile mill shut several times during the 1930s. It closed permanently in 1971. Some years later, the site was developed as a nature conservancy and historical site.


0.05 Linear Feet (in 1 folder)

Language of Materials



Banning, Georgia, was a mill town located in Carroll County that thrived from the mid 1800s into the early 1900s. The collection includes a photograph, circa 1890, and excerpts from publications regarding the history and preservation of the site, 1980-1983, undated.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Kathy Brock, March 26, 1987.

Processing Information

Processed by Carley Henderson at the file level, May 2014.


Banning, Georgia:
A Guide to the Collection at Georgia State University Library
Carley Henderson
May 2014
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Revision Statements

  • 2014: Finding Aid created by Carley Henderson.
  • April 2014: EAD edited by William W. Hardesty.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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