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Carroll County Historical Markers

Six Industrial Giants


  • Source: David Seibert
  • Marker: Six Industrial Giants
  • Location: anner and Newton Streets in Carrollton

SIX INDUSTRIAL GIANTS

Born within a few miles of each other were six people who are recognized as giants of industry in the southeast. Asa G. Candler of Villa Rica was founder and first president of Coca-Cola; Sam Candler Dobbs, president of Coca-Cola; Arthur Acklen, president of Coca-Cola; Warren Sewell, father of men’s clothing manufacturing in the south. D.W. Brooks started the Georgia Cotton Cooperative which became Gold Kist and Roy Richards developed Southwire into one of the largest wire companies in the world.

022-5 GEORGIA HISTORIC MARKER 1983