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Henrietta in Rutherford County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The High Shoal Ironworks Village

 
 
The High Shoal Ironworks Village Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Michael Sean Nix, December 21, 2008
1. The High Shoal Ironworks Village Marker
Inscription. Among early landowners at the Great Fall on Second Broad River were Richard Henderson, a founder of the short-lived state of Transylvania, and Abner Nash, governor of North Carolina in 1780-81. Later owners used the water power of the High Shoal for a smithy, mill, and ironworks. The ironworks was founded in the 1790's by Mark Bird, a friend of Benjamin Franklin, and Peter Fisher. Achilles Durham owned the ironworks as it declined in the 1840's. The village had a smithy, a store and office, a corn mill, homes for the iron master and slaves, and a few other residences.
 
Erected by Rutherford County 225th Anniversary Committee.
 
Location. 35° 15.87′ N, 81° 47.59′ W. Marker is in Henrietta, North Carolina, in Rutherford County. Marker is on Harris-Henrietta Road 0.1 miles north of Main Street, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Henrietta NC 28076, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Raleigh Rutherford Haynes / Simpson Bobo Tanner (here, next to this marker); Get Up Bell (approx. 2 miles away); North Carolina / South Carolina (approx.
Old Henrietta Mill on Second Broad River Photo, Click for full size
By John Nix, October 21, 2003
2. Old Henrietta Mill on Second Broad River
5.8 miles away); Elisha Baxter (approx. 6.1 miles away); Rutherford County Memorial (approx. 6.2 miles away); Police Memorial (approx. 6.3 miles away); Forest City Confederate Memorial (approx. 6.3 miles away); Town of Burnt Chimney (approx. 6.3 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Henrietta Mill. (Submitted on December 21, 2008, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina.)
 
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Old Henrietta Mill on Second Broad River Photo, Click for full size
By John Nix, December 21, 2008
3. Old Henrietta Mill on Second Broad River
Mill houses on Main Street Photo, Click for full size
By John Nix, December 21, 2008
4. Mill houses on Main Street
 
 
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