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Rehoboth in Bristol County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Orleans Manufacturing Co.

1810-1884

 

—Also known as Shad Factory —

 
Orleans Manufacturing Co. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Simmons, July 22, 2011
1. Orleans Manufacturing Co. Marker
Inscription. in 1810 a group of Rehoboth Citizens established Palmer River Manufacturing Company. A cotton spinning mill on the site of the old Joshua Smith grist and saw mill the mill was enlarged about 1826 and began manufacturing fine cotton cloth, as the Orleans Manufacturing Company. The mill was totally destroyed by fire in 1831 rebuilt but burnt out again in 1884 the mill ceased operation. Some of the old mill ruins can still be seen. The dam was rebuilt in 1911 and since then has supplied Bristol-Warren Water Works through the aqueduct
 
Location. 41° 48.564′ N, 71° 16.685′ W. Marker is in Rehoboth, Massachusetts, in Bristol County. Marker is on Reed Street. Click for map. The sign is visible from the road there is a locked gate to the right of it. The location is just to the right of the dam. Marker is at or near this postal address: 65 Reed St., Rehoboth MA 02769, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Palmer's River Meeting House (approx. half a mile away); Palmer River Pound (approx. one mile away); Liberty Tree (approx. 1.2 miles away); Horton Signal (approx. 1.6 miles away); Sabin Sawmill
Orleans Manufacturing Co. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Simmons, July 22, 2011
2. Orleans Manufacturing Co. Marker
(approx. 1.7 miles away); Site of Original Oak Swamp Church (approx. 1.8 miles away); Samual Baker Grist & Sawmill Site (approx. 2 miles away); Old Yellow Meeting House (approx. 2.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Rehoboth.
 
Additional keywords. Shad Pond Factory
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 664 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts.   2. submitted on , by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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