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Simpsonville in Greenville County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Simpsonville Cotton Mill / Woodside Mill
 
Simpsonville Cotton Mill Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, October 14, 2012
1. Simpsonville Cotton Mill Marker
 
Inscription.
Simpsonville Cotton Mill
This mill, opened in 1908, was built after several leading men of Simpsonville asked Edward F. Woodside of the Pelzer Manufacturing Co. to help them establish a textile mill. The Simpsonville Cotton Mill, with Woodside as president and his brother John T. as secretary, opened with 8,000 spindles and 200 looms, making several kinds of cotton cloth. By 1911 it boasted 25,000 spindles and 600 looms.

Woodside Mill
In 1911 this mill was merged with Fountain Inn Cotton Mill and Woodside Cotton Mill in Greenville to create Woodside Cotton Mills. This branch was Simpsonville's largest employer until after World War II, with as many as 650 employees in the 1950s and 1960s. The mill village, with four streets of mill houses, included a company store, recreation building, and baseball field. The Woodside Gym, built in 1947, is now part of the Simpsonville Senior Center.
 
Erected 2011 by Cotton Mill Place and Para Chem, Inc. (Marker Number 23-50.)
 
Location. 34° 44.167′ N, 82° 15.483′ W. Marker is in Simpsonville, South Carolina, in Greenville County. Marker is on West Curtis Street near South Street (County Road 669), on the right when traveling
 
Simpsonville Cotton Mill Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, October 14, 2012
2. Simpsonville Cotton Mill Marker
 
west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 South Street, Simpsonville SC 29681, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Stage Road / Railroads in Simpsonville (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hendricks' Plaza (approx. 0.2 miles away); Simpsonville Clock Tower (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lawrence Lafayette Richardson, M.D. (approx. 0.2 miles away); Simpsonville (approx. 0.2 miles away); Simpsonville Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Simpsonville Baptist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Holy Cross Episcopal Church Labyrinth (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Old Arbor (approx. 3 miles away); The Old Oak Tree (approx. 3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Simpsonville.
 
Woodside Mill Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, October 14, 2012
3. Woodside Mill Marker
 
 
Woodside Mill Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, October 14, 2012
4. Woodside Mill Marker
 
 
Simpsonville Cotton - Woodside Mill Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, October 14, 2012
5. Simpsonville Cotton - Woodside Mill
 
 
Woodside Mill Recreation Center Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, October 14, 2012
6. Woodside Mill Recreation Center
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on October 15, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 277 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 15, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.
 
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