Textile Industrial Revolution Comes to North Carolina
1813 – Michael Schenck /Ab. Warlick – Lincolnton on a tributary of the Catawba River soon thereafter Henry Humphries –A Guilford County friend of the Holts, on a tributary of the Deep River
Alamance County — the Haw River Valley — what a treasure.
Power, recreation, mills, swimming, fishing. Water rights were like gold. Many grist mills and saw mills preceded textiles.
1832-1838 Trollingers — High Falls today’s Copland Fabrics located in Hopedale, NC
1837 — Edwin Michael Holt / William Carrigan
Alamance Cotton Factory – Big Alamance Creek
1844 — Granite Falls – Ben Trollinger – Haw River
1747 — Adam Trolinger (spelled with one l) came to Haw River, son Jacob built a grist mill
In 1854 the North Carolina Railroad reached the Haw River connecting Durham to Greensboro.
1858 — Mill sold to E. M. Holt
1862 — sold mill to son, Thomas Holt
1848 Saxapahaw — John Newlin & Sons
1857 — The first factorydyed yarn south of the Potomac at the Alamance Cotton Factory – plaids now possible!
1868 — Falls Neuse (Virginia) – Swepsonville
Gustave Rosenthal / George Swepson
1869 — Carolina – James H. & E. A. Holt
1878 — Altamahaw –J. Q. Gant & Berry Davidson
1879 — Bellemont –L. Banks Holt & Berry Davidson
1880 — Ossipee – Holt family and Williamson
1880 — Glencoe –James H. & William. E. Holt
Glencoe Cotton Mill was the last waterpowered mill built on the Haw River.
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