Table of Contents for the Banning Mill Online Exhibit
History- a brief history of Banning Mill with links to previous owners' profiles
Maps- Includes images of the Sanborn Insurance maps from 1889, 1895, 1900, 1906, and 1911. Also on this site, a reconstructed map of the village in the 1920s and an interactive map of the village between 1910 and 1940 with links to seven additional community buildings.
Family Trees & Genealogy- Information about the Brown, Hanson, Holder, and Tolbert families formerly of Banning Mill
Historic Photographs- a handful of images from the 1880s and 1890s
Residents’ Photographs- images of former village residents and millhands
Archival Finding Aid- overview of the Banning Mill Collection archived at the Center for Public History at the State University of West Georgia. Includes a link to the complete inventory of the collection.
Timeline- history of Banning Mill from 1834 to 1999
Teaching Aid- Ideas for Social Studies teachers, uses Georgia’s QCCs to integrate Banning Mill into classroom discussions.
Oral Histories- Includes photographs and excerpts from Banning Mill’s Oral History Collection
Tour the Mill- lets visitors view the interior and exterior of Banning Mill. Includes links to the first, second, and third floors along with a description of the cotton manufacturing process that occurred in the mill.
First floor/basement- images from the first floor and a description of what part of the cotton manufacturing process occurred on that floor (weaving and twisting)
Second floor- images from the first floor and a description of what part of the cotton manufacturing process occurred on that floor (carding)
Third floor- images from the first floor and a description of what part of the cotton manufacturing process occurred on that floor (spinning)
Picker Room- includes images of the exterior of the picker room and a description of the cotton manufacturing process that occurred within
Corinth Baptist Church- Gives the history of Banning’s mill church and a description of community events that occurred within. Plus, a transcribed copy of the church’s original charter with the names of fifty original members. Images of the church and graveyard can be found throughout the page.
Antioch Primitive Baptist Church- Images of the church and graveyard, a partial transcription of the graveyard, and a brief account of its most memorable elder.
Knitting Mill- Map of the mill in 1911 (the following mills were located along Snake Creek, upstream from Banning’s cotton mill)
Paper Mill- History and images of the paper mill
Pulp Mill- brief history of the pulp mill told through newspaper accounts
Saw Mill- History of saw mill owners (Hanson family), excerpt from an interview with a former saw mill employee, and an overview of African American residents/workforce employed at the saw mill
Bibliography- includes a list of primary (oral histories, census records, newspapers, manuscripts and maps) and secondary sources (books, articles, and thesis projects) used within the web site and a suggested reading list
Student Researchers- overview of the Graduate students who have worked on the Banning Mill Documentation Project since 1999.
Meet the Author- Information about me, the webmaster! Hi, I’m Teresa Beyer, former Graduate Student at the Center for Public History. Interested in the process I went through to build this site? You’ll find a project description and a copy of my resume here!