|Aragon Mill was built in 1898 and was one of the largest mills in the
State of Georgia. Quite unfortunate that it closed in 1979. It was
here, in hopes to outflank Johnson's Army at Allatoona.
|Across the street from the mill,
Aragon Mills built a company
store for use by the employees
and families who lived in the
|As quoted from an article from the December 15,
2004 edition of the Rockmart Journal said by Mr.
Wesley Brumbelow: "The story told to me was that
plant. Since they were from out of town, no one 2004
edition of the Rockmart Journal said by Mr. would talk
to them until Wesley's grandfather, who Wesley
Brumbelow: "The story told to me was that worked
persuaded them to let him buy the land needed He
persuaded them to let him buy the land needed and
they promised him that he would have a job for the
rest of his life. After the mill closed in 1972, Mr.
Brumbelow was one of a group of men who sought to
get the city charter reinactivated. "I met with Ed
Elliott, L. B. Gray, Jake Belk and others who agreed
it was needed. Then Governor Lester Maddox came
down and gave the oath of office to the
Commissioners. A year later we decided to go to the
Mayor and Council form of Government." Ed Elliott
was elected as the first Mayor. Other Mayors include
Larry Pittman, Jake Belk, Henry Shepard, Frank
Rayburn, Wesley Brumbelow, Milton Brumbelow,
Brenda Gazaway and Ken Suffridge.
|The Mill made all kinds of products like griegh goods, which they sent off to be
finished. They made corduroy, uncut and unbleached, drapery material, ironing
board covers, laundry bags, laundry padding and cover duct.