Startex-Tucapau is rich with history in a community built around Startex-Tucapau Mill. We invite you to learn more.
Startex-Tucapau hosts periodic events to celebrate our community and educate others.
We invite you to take a closer look at the history of our town and learn more about our heritage.
There are many ways you can engage and get involved with the Startex-Tucapau project.
Visit Startex Tucapau and learn more about the story behind this beautiful southern village.
Startex-Tucapau began with Tucapau Mill that opened in 1896 on the Middle Tyger River at Penny Shoals by investors including Captain John H. Montgomery. The mill made cotton cloth using a water wheel powered by the Middle Tyger River.
In 1902, a dam and power plant were built at Perry Shoals. A village built by the mill at first included a store, a school and 33 houses. Later, 350 houses filled the village. A Baptist, Methodist, and Church of God were built. An elementary school was constructed in 1900.