Western Knitting Mills

Western Knitting Mills (HM28F2)

Location: Rochester, MI 48307 Oakland County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 40.849', W 83° 7.875'

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Paint Creek and the Clinton River provided power for the first woolen mill on this site in 1844. Constructed in 1896, the Western Knitting Mills building was supported by a yarn mill, dormitories and two warehouses. One of the area's largest employers, the mill produced wool socks, gloves and mittens (1896-1916), wool cloth (1916-1927), and khaki gloves for World War I soldiers. Knitting ceased at this site in 1939.
HM NumberHM28F2
Series This marker is part of the Michigan: Michigan Historical Commission series
Year Placed2003
Placed ByMichigan Historical Commission-Michigan Historical Center
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, June 13th, 2018 at 10:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 325385 N 4727573
Decimal Degrees42.68081667, -83.13125000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 40.849', W 83° 7.875'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 40' 50.94" N, 83° 7' 52.5" W
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Area Code(s)248, 586
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 400 Water St, Rochester MI 48307, US
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