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Burlington in Alamance County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Alamance Cotton Mill
 
Alamance Cotton Mill Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Paul Jordan, March 14, 2010
1. Alamance Cotton Mill Marker
 
Inscription. Built 1837 by E. M. Holt. Produced Alamance Plaid, the first factory-dyed cotton cloth south of the Potomac. Stood here.
 
Erected 1989 by Division of Archives and History. (Marker Number G 82.)
 
Location. 36° 2.361′ N, 79° 29.242′ W. Marker is in Burlington, North Carolina, in Alamance County. Marker is on Alamance Road, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. From Interstate 85/40 in Burlington, N.C., exit number 143. Travel south on NC Highway 62, also called Alamance Road. Travel approximately 2.5 miles to the bridge at the Village of Alamance. Marker is just across the bridge, on your right. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3919 Alamance Road, Burlington NC 27215, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Johnston Moves West (within shouting distance of this marker); Tryon’s Camp (within shouting distance of this marker); Trading Path (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Paul's Lutheran Church (approx. 1.3 miles away); Oak Grove Plantation (approx. 1.4 miles away); a different marker also named Oak Grove Plantation (approx. 1.4 miles away); Pyle's Defeat (approx. 2.2 miles away); Battle of Clapp's Mill (approx. 2.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Burlington.
 
Alamance Cotton Mill Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Paul Jordan, March 14, 2010
2. Alamance Cotton Mill Marker
just across the bridge at the village of Alamance
 

 
More about this marker. Continue South on Highway 62, to find the Alamance County Historical Museum, a National Register Historic Site. The home was the birthplace of Edwin Michael Holt.
 
Regarding Alamance Cotton Mill. Owned by Edwin M. Holt and his brother-in-law, William Carrigan, Alamance Cotton Mill operated under this name until 1851. The mill was destroyed by fire in 1871 and rebuilt.

In 1926, John Schoffner and other investors purchased the mill and village of Alamance. The mill was used for hosiery finishing until 1947, when the name of the business was changed to Standard Hosiery and relocated.

Alamance Plaids were the first colored fabric manufactured in the American South. The only color used for many years was indigo blue.
 
Also see . . .
1. Alamance County Historical Museum. The museum is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. This home built in 1790 was the birthplace of Edwin Michael Holt, a pioneer in the southern textile industry. (Submitted on March 16, 2010, by Paul Jordan of Burlington, N. C., U. S. A..) 

2. Textile Industry History. A site devoted to the history of mills, people and companies. (Submitted on March 21, 2010, by Paul Jordan of Burlington, N. C., U. S. A..) 
 
Additional keywords.
 
Alamance Cotton Mill Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, July 31, 2010
3. Alamance Cotton Mill Marker
This view of the marker is looking north on Alamance Road.
 
Alamance County Historic Museum textiles Burlington Graham Mebane Edwin Michael Holt
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on March 16, 2010, by Paul Jordan of Burlington, N. C., U. S. A.. This page has been viewed 1,167 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 16, 2010, by Paul Jordan of Burlington, N. C., U. S. A..   3. submitted on October 30, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
 
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