“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Laurel Hill in Scotland County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)

Original Springfield Cotton Mill

Original Springfield Cotton Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Roger C Pate
1. Original Springfield Cotton Mill Marker
Inscription. Third oldest textile manufacturing plant in Scotland County. Built by Mark Morgan in 1982. Burned down in 1917. Located here.
Location. 34° 46.943′ N, 79° 31.746′ W. Marker is near Laurel Hill, North Carolina, in Scotland County. Marker is on Gibson Road (North Carolina Route 79) 0.1 miles west of Elmore Road (County Route 1321), 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 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ida Yarn Mill (approx. 1.2 miles away); Sherman's March (approx. 2.1 miles away); Murdoch Morrison (approx. 2.6 miles away); Murdoch Morrison Gun Factory (approx. 2.6 miles away); Original Richmond Cotton Mill (approx. 2.6 miles away); St. Andrews Presbyterian College (approx. 3.4 miles away); Terry Sanford 1917-1998 (approx. 3.7 miles away); Laurinburg (approx. 3.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Laurel Hill.
Regarding Original Springfield Cotton Mill. This mill gave rise to the local village called Springfield. Many generations of Scotland County residents have called the Springfield and adjacent Bayfield home. These folks are a close knit group that work, play, and worship together. Recent changes in trade legislation and the economy have caused some drastic changes in the area. Across from this sign is the site of a former Springs Mills textile plant that is undergoing demolition. With the plant closed, many in the area are out of work.
Categories. Industry & Commerce
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Roger C Pate of Laurinburg, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 84 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on , by Roger C Pate of Laurinburg, North Carolina. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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