Anderson in Anderson County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Founded in 1888, Anderson Cotton Mills, later a division of Abney Mills, was the first textile plant established in the town of Anderson. It is said to be the first textile mill in the United States powered by electricity transmitted over long distance power lines. Electricity for the plant was generated at Portman Shoals, located on the Seneca River.
Erected 1978 by Pendleton District Historical and Recreational Commission. (Marker Number 4-18.)
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 34° 30.45′ N, 82° 39.45′ W. Marker was in Anderson, South Carolina, in Anderson County. Marker was at the intersection of Glenn Street and King Street on Glenn Street. Click for map. Marker was in this post office area: Anderson SC 29625, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Anderson Presbyterian Church Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away); In This Burial Ground (approx. 0.3 miles away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Site of Rose Hill -- 1794 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Anderson County Farmers Market Pavilion (approx. 0.4 Building History / Major Frank R Thompson (1903-1977) (approx. 0.4 miles away); Blue Ridge Railroad Passenger Station -- c. 1913 (approx. half a mile away); Girls High School (approx. half a mile away); Fant's Book Store -- 1851 (approx. half a mile away); The Old Reformer (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Anderson.
Regarding Anderson Mills. Marker is missing. However, post remains. Text comes from the South Carolina Highway Historical Marker Guide, published by the South Carolina Department of Archives and History (1998, 2ed.).
Also see . . . Flames Gut Abandoned Anderson Mill. Thousands of cars navigated through the so-called alphabet streets Friday evening to pay their respects to a piece of Anderson history ruined again by fire. (Submitted on January 31, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
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