Laurel Hill in Scotland County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Original Richmond Cotton Mill
First textile manufacturing plant in Scotland County, built by Col. Charles Malloy in 1867. Powered by water wheels. Machinery said to have come from a sunken blockade runner. Leased by Mark Morgan in 1872 and became the first of the Morgan Mills. Located here.
Location. 34° 49.225′ N, 79° 31.767′ W. Marker is in Laurel Hill, North Carolina, in Scotland County. Marker is on Old Wire Road (North Carolina Route 144) west of Crest Mill Road, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Laurel Hill NC 28351, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Murdoch Morrison Gun Factory (here, next to this marker); Murdoch Morrison (here, next to this marker); Sherman's March (approx. 1.3 miles away); Ida Yarn Mill (approx. 1.4 miles away); Original Springfield Cotton Mill (approx. 2.6 miles away); Old Laurel Hill Church (approx. 3.7 miles away); a different marker also named Sherman's March (approx. 4.2 miles away); Terry Sanford 1917-1998 (approx. 4.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Laurel Hill.
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