Reedy River Factory

Reedy River Factory (HM7UW)

Location: Greenville, SC 29607 Greenville County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 46.167', W 82° 20.817'

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The South preferred to send its raw cotton to New England for spinning and weaving when Vardry McBee and his Mill Right John Adams built this Dam at Conestee to power a paper wood and cotton mill.
The mill supplied the news print for the papers of Greenville, Spartanburg, and Charlotte. When J.W. Grady and David O. Hawthorne took over the mill in
they worked around the clock to make uniforms for the Confederate Army. The Reedy River Plant was replaced by the Conestee Cotton Mill in 1898, running 12,000 spindles and 370 looms. It employed 225 persons, many of them grade school age.
HM NumberHM7UW
Year Placed1972
Placed ByConestee Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 15th, 2014 at 2:48am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 376740 N 3848302
Decimal Degrees34.76945000, -82.34695000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 46.167', W 82° 20.817'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 46' 10.02" N, 82° 20' 49.02" W
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Area Code(s)864, 843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 200-236 Conestee Rd, Greenville SC 29607, US
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