“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Saxapahaw in Alamance County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)


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By Paul Jordan, May 1, 2010
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First Settled by the Sissipahaw Indians

Site of Pioneer Cotton Mill Built by Quaker John Newlin in 1844 & revived in 1927 by Sellers Mfg Co.

Home of B. Everett Jordan
U.S. Senator 1958 - 1973
Location. 35° 56.151′ N, 79° 19.968′ W. Marker is in Saxapahaw, North Carolina, in Alamance County. Marker is at the intersection of Church Road and State Highway 87, on the right when traveling east on Church Road. Click for map. This marker sits in front of Cornerstone Community Church at Saxapahaw. Travel south on NC Highway 87 from Graham, NC. Turn left onto Church Road, marker is immediately on your right and can easily be seen from the intersection. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6324 NC Highway 87 South, Saxapahaw NC 27340, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. B. Everett Jordan (within shouting distance of this marker); The Battle of Lindley's Mill Memorial (approx. 2.3 miles away); Ernest Peter Dixon (approx. 2.3 miles away); Spring Friends Meeting (approx. 2.3 miles away); Lindley's Mill (approx. 2.4 miles away); Uncle Eli's Quilting Party (approx. 2.7 miles away); September 13, 1781 (approx. 3.3 miles away); The Battle of Lindley's Mill (approx. 3.3 miles away).
Regarding Saxapahaw. Saxapahaw was originally a small village that grew around a cotton mill. The area is still rural, with the population listed at 1418, as of the 2000 census.

The Sissipahaw or "Haw" tribe lived along the Haw River in what is now Alamance County, NC. Little is known about the tribe today. The last recorded reference to the tribe was that they fought with the Yamasee Tribe against the English Colonists in the Yamasee War of 1715.

The Sissipahaw are believed to have been related to the Shakori Tribe who also lived in the vicinity. They may have merged with the Shakori and the Catawba Tribes in the 1700s.

Benjamin Everett Jordan was born September 8, 1896 in Randolph County, NC. He served in the United States Army in World War I. His uncle purchased a mill in Saxapahaw, renamed it Sellers Manufacturing Company, and Jordan ran the mill in the 1920s. Jordan later purchased the mill, which ran successfully for many years, and was passed down to his sons.

B. Everett Jordan was a Democrat, and held the office of United States Senator, 1958 to 1973.

He died March 15, 1974 in Saxapahaw and is buried at Pine Hill Cemetery in Burlington, Alamance County, NC.
Additional keywords. Graham, Snow Camp, Burlington, Textiles, Trading Path, Haw Indians
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Paul Jordan of Burlington, N. C., U. S. A.. This page has been viewed 1,019 times since then and 79 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on , by Paul Jordan of Burlington, N. C., U. S. A.. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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