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Jamestown in Guilford County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Oakdale Cotton Mills

c. 1865

 
 
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By Michael C. Wilcox, July 9, 2012
1. Oakdale Cotton Mills Marker
Inscription. A grist mill operated on this site under a series of owners until 1865. A gun factory was also located on the property during the Civil War. The cotton mill, which would be incorporated as Oakdale Cotton Mills by Joseph Ragsdale in 1896, opened for business in 1865. Today it is the oldest textile mill in continuous operation in the United States and produces natural and dyed cotton yarn and twines.
 
Erected by Historic Jamestown Society.
 
Location. 35° 58.96′ N, 79° 55.65′ W. Marker is in Jamestown, North Carolina, in Guilford County. Marker is at the intersection of Oakdale Road and Oakdale Mill Road, on the right when traveling south on Oakdale Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jamestown NC 27282, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Oakdale School (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Confederate Arms Factory (approx. 0.2 miles away); Oakdale United Methodist Church (approx. mile away); The Robbins-Holton Mill & House (approx. 0.9 miles away); Home of Dr. Shubal Gardner Coffin (approx. 0.9 miles
Oakdale Cotton Mills Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, July 9, 2012
2. Oakdale Cotton Mills Marker
away); Jamestown Public School (approx. 0.9 miles away); Potter House (approx. one mile away); Lord Cornwallis (approx. 1.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Jamestown.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceWar, US Civil
 
Oakdale Cotton Mills Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, July 9, 2012
3. Oakdale Cotton Mills Marker
Oakdale Cotton Mills Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, July 9, 2012
4. Oakdale Cotton Mills Marker
Oakdale Cotton Mills image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, July 9, 2012
5. Oakdale Cotton Mills
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 139 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on October 14, 2016.
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