Other North Carolina Mills

 

Michael Schenck was one of the partners, along with Absalom Warlick for the second mill built in 1816.

Other mills followed across the state.  See Alamance County, Burlington Industries, Cannon Mills, Cone MillsCopland Industries, Fieldcrest Mills,  Glencoe Mill, Glen Raven and others.

Many mills were built in the 1880s through into the early 20th century.  Some did not make it.  Fires were especially dangerous due to dust and poor to non-existent sprinkler systems.

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Avalon, NC mill destroyed by fire 1911. Source: UNC Postcard Archives

 

 

 

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The inside of a cotton mill in Concord, NC about 1909.  Electric lights and humidification were becoming standard practice for quality cotton yarn spinning.  Source: UNC Postcard Archives

 

 

 

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Top Left:  Chatham Mfg., Elkin, NC
Top Right: Riverside Cotton Mill, Rocky Mount, NC (see another view below)
Source: UNC Postcard Archives

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Top Right: Loray Cotton Mill, Gastonia, NC
Source: UNC Postcard Archives

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Top Left:  NC Finishing from Yadkin River Bridge
Top Right: Riverside Mills, Rocky Mount, NC
Source: UNC Postcard Archives

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Top Left:  Roanoke Mills, Roanoke Rapids, NC
Top Right: Scotland Neck Cotton Mill, Scotland Neck, NC
Source:  UNC Postcard Archives

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Top Right: Vance’s Cotton Mill, Salisbury, NC
Source:  UNC Postcard Archives