Bellemont Cotton Mill

Belmont, NC

The Belmont (or Bellemont) community lies several miles south of Graham, NC on NC 49. The Great Alamance Creek flows easterly and was the location of a successful cotton mill built in 1879 by Lawrence Banks (L. Banks) Holt. The cotton mill, once owned by Burlington Industries, is now deserted.


NC 49 looking north. Troops under Governor Tryon fought against rebellious regulators along the Alamance Creek in 1771, October 2008





Mill village houses along NC 49, October 2008






Poison Ivy vine wrapped around a building capital, October 2008






Lawrence Banks Holt (L. Banks Holt) Owner, Bellemont Cotton Mills 1895 News& Observer






The Bellemont Cotton Mill
Nov. 28, 1895  News & Observer






Bellemont Cotton Mill ­- overgrown and
neglected, October 2008






Morton B. Whorton, Jr. Manager, Bellemont Cotton Mill
1895 News & Observer




belmont_burl_indBelmont Plant of Burlington Industries
Unknown date





bellemont_alamance_creek_damTimbers in Alamance Creek believed to be remnants of an old dam. Viewed from NC49 bridge