Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Cardsville Area Cotton Carding Factory and Gin

Cardsville is an old community west of the Tombigbee River below the old river port town of Van Buren. The community was a voting precinct during the 1850's and was settled by the Shannon family (some members of this family left the community shortly before the Civil War and settled the town of Shannon in old western Itawamba County, now Lee County). The old river community was named for a cotton carding factory being located there well before the Civil War. Pictured above is a group of cotton farmers at an old cotton gin - carding factory operation during the late 1800's in the old Cardsville community of Itawamba County.

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