Welcome!

Thank you for visiting the West Georgia Textile Heritage Trail website!  

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The West Georgia Textile Heritage Trail promotes heritage by sharing the stories of textile industries in communities from Columbus to Dalton.

Follow the West Georgia Textile Heritage Trail and explore places along Highway 27 that have been shaped by the textile industry. Bypass Atlanta’s traffic and enjoy the rich history of west Georgia by visiting communities that helped build our culture and economy. View the tapestry of Georgia history through the lives and work of the individuals whose legacies have endured throughout our area and the South.

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Discover community stories, see exhibits featuring textile history, visit restaurants and shops, explore

buildings that represent our region’s heritage and find new adventures that await!523267_450374331646220_904972640_n

Along the trail you might find:

-Museum, historic sites, and historical societies with textile-related exhibits

-refurbished textile buildings

-walking and driving tours

-Historic textile buildings and mill villages.

Please check out the different sections of the site to explore more information about the purpose of the trail, history of the textile industry, membership, and other resources.


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Thanks to everyone who came to our 2014 WGTHT Conference! 

We had a wonderful time, and such a great turnout! Here is what some of our attendees had to say about their experience:

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(Regarding Bruce Green’s Keynote) “Practical advice mixed with inspirational ideas!”

“The cost is extremely reasonable! Thanks for keeping it affordable! The modern textile factory tour is a great option (and free!)”

Networking was one of the most valuable parts of this conference!”IMG_1450

I’ve been provided with an almost overwhelming list of resources!”

As you can see, our attendees were very impressed with our conference! We are already planning the 2015 WGTHT Conference, which will be held March 19th and 20th in Dalton, GA! Be sure to mark your calendars! We’re going to be providing an even better experience this coming year, so you won’t want to miss it!


Below you will find a link to the “Rack Card,” a card with general information about the trail.

 

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