The textile industry touches us all. Our region has been a powerhouse of textile production, from cotton and hosiery to apparel, chenille, and carpet. The mills transformed families, livelihoods, and communities. We invite locals and visitors alike to explore and share their connections to this story, as well as discover the landscapes and cultures along the Textile Trail.
Come explore the rich legacy of the textile industry through the West Georgia Textile Heritage Trail, from Columbus to Dalton. The Trail highlights historic communities that played a vital regional and sometimes national role in the cotton, hosiery, apparel, chenille, and carpet industries. Follow along the U.S. Highway 27 corridor and adjacent counties to hear the stories, visit local exhibits and archives, and explore historic textile buildings while enjoying Georgia small-town life and local shops and restaurants. Find your adventure on the West Georgia Textile Heritage Trail!
Visit the “The Trail” tab to find Textile Heritage Trail sites and historic locations in your community.
This region includes the counties of Walker, Catoosa, Whitfield, Chattooga, Gordon, Floyd, Bartow, Cherokee, and Polk. Cotton, hosiery, tufting and chenille, carpet, and denim are the primary industries of this region.
This region includes the counties of Paulding, Haralson, Douglas, Carroll, and Coweta. Cotton, hosiery, apparel, cordage, and fabric are the primary industries of this region.
This region includes the counties of Heard, Troup, Meriwether, Spalding, Upson, Harris, Talbot, and Muscogee. Cotton is the primary industry of this region, but other industries include cordage and carpet.
Email the Trail at firstname.lastname@example.org or call UWG Center for Public History at 678-839-6141 for more information.