Rock Hill Cotton Factory

Rock Hill Cotton Factory (HMAWY)

Location: Rock Hill, SC 29730 York County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 55.681', W 81° 1.628'

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This textile mill, built in 1881, was the first in Rock Hill and the first in S.C. to use steam power. A.E. Hutchison, J.M. Ivy, W.L. Roddey, and A.H. White founded the Rock Hill Cotton Factory to boost the city's status as a cotton market and to spur further industrial and economic growth. This two-story mill was designed and built by A.D. Holler and modeled after the Camperdown Mill in Greenville.

This was the first of seven textile mills built here from 1881 to 1907. Rock Hill soon became the model of a "New South" city, its population grew from 800 to more than 6,000, and White Street became its "Textile Corridor" and industrial center. This mill, sold and renamed several times before it closed in 1967, was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1992 and renovated into offices in 2007.
Marker Number46-38
Year Placed2007
Placed ByThe Culture and Heritage Museums of York County and the City of Rock Hill
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Date Added Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 8:13pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 497521 N 3865060
Decimal Degrees34.92801667, -81.02713333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 55.681', W 81° 1.628'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 55' 40.86" N, 81° 1' 37.68" W
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Area Code(s)803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 464-498 Chatham Ave, Rock Hill SC 29730, US
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