Englewood (HM22BP)

Location: Englewood, TN 37329 McMinn County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 25.546', W 84° 29.267'

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A Textile Mill Town

Expansion of textile manufacturing into the Southern states provided the first large-scale "public work" opportunities for local women. Englewood's textile workforce, from the workers of the first spinning mill built on a nearby farm in 1857 to the present, has been predominantly female. Early mills also employed children, and reserved certain jobs for men.

At least 25 textile mills have operated in Englewood. Products included cotton yard, union suits, women's hosiery, socks, and fashion apparel. Most mills were family-run enterprises, and often employed entire families of workers. Larger mills offered rental houses, an attractive deal for families hired from the countryside or distant places. Company neighborhoods like Sock Hill, Yellow Top, and Shootin' Street, had distinctive architectural styles and identities.

Eureka Cotton Mills (circa 1898) was located at Old Englewood, about two miles south of present-day Englewood.
HM NumberHM22BP
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Date Added Friday, October 27th, 2017 at 10:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 728074 N 3923160
Decimal Degrees35.42576667, -84.48778333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 25.546', W 84° 29.267'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 25' 32.76" N, 84° 29' 16.02" W
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Area Code(s)423
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101 S Niota Rd, Englewood TN 37329, US
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