The West Georgia Textile Heritage Trail is a heritage tourism initiative that explores the rich heritage of the textile industry in the west Georgia region, from Dalton to Columbus. Following along the Highway 27 corridor, the Trail highlights historic communities that played a vital role in the cotton, hosiery, apparel, chenille, and carpet industries.

The Trail promotes public programs, exhibits, events, and other activities that highlight the textile industry and its impact on the region.  Check out the Explore Page to discover where you can experience this history!

The Center for Public History of the University of West Georgia’s Department of History manages the Textile Trail with a dedicated staff of faculty and students. Visit our staff page to learn more about us. For more information about the Trail or to become a member, email the Trail at