Experience the history of a small cotton community that supported a large textile industry.

Along the railroads local merchants and agents established cotton warehouses and platforms to store incoming and outgoing shipments of cotton bales, like those seen here in Turin in the 1890s. (Courtesy Georgia Archives, Vanishing Georgia Collection, cow185.)

Incorporated in 1890, Turin, a rural community in Coweta County, was centered around the railroad depot. Among west Georgia’s cotton transport communities, Turin benefited from its proximity to major roads and expanding rail lines. Small communities like Turin were great areas for local merchants and agents to establish cotton warehouses and platforms for storing incoming and outgoing shipments of cotton. Shell’s Cotton Warehouse in Turin is one example of the important role these small communities played in the textile industry.

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