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Kannapolis in Cabarrus County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

James W. Cannon

1852-1921

 
 
James W. Cannon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, May 6, 2011
1. James W. Cannon Marker
Inscription. Textile pioneer; founder of Cannon Mills, 1887, and Kannapolis, 1906; leading manufacturer of towels. Grave 2 mi. S.
 
Erected 1955 by North Carolina Division of Archives and History. (Marker Number L-55.)
 
Location. 35° 27.068′ N, 80° 36.573′ W. Marker is in Kannapolis, North Carolina, in Cabarrus County. Marker is at the intersection of South Cannon Boulevard (U.S. 29) and Cloverleaf Plaza, on the right when traveling north on South Cannon Boulevard. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 821 Cloverleaf Plaza, Kannapolis NC 28083, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Charles A. Cannon (approx. 1.1 miles away); Jefferson Davis Camp (approx. 1.6 miles away); Red Hill (approx. 2.5 miles away); W. R. Odell (approx. 2.6 miles away); Jefferson Davis (approx. 3.2 miles away); Barber-Scotia College (approx. 3.3 miles away); Cabarrus Black Boys Fountain (approx. 3.3 miles away); James P. Cook (approx. 3.4 miles away).
 
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Wide view of the James W. Cannon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, May 6, 2011
2. Wide view of the James W. Cannon Marker

1. North Carolina History Project : James W. Cannon (1852-1921). ...James W. Cannon revolutionized the cloth industry and towel manufacturing. His entrepreneurial adventure produced the largest towel manufacturer in the world... (Submitted on May 25, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.) 

2. Cannon Mills, Kannapolis, NC. (Submitted on May 25, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
Grave of James W. Cannon image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, May 6, 2011
3. Grave of James W. Cannon
Cannon is buried in the family plot at Oakwood Cemetery in nearby Concord, North Carolina.
A 2001 view of Fieldcrest Cannon Mills in Kannapolis image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, May 20, 2001
4. A 2001 view of Fieldcrest Cannon Mills in Kannapolis
Looking at the Fieldcrest Cannon Headquarters (demolished 2005) and the smokestacks of Plant #1 (demolished 2006).
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 585 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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