Lincolnton in Lincoln County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Daniel E. Rhyne / Laboratory Historic District
Daniel E. Rhyne
Textile Pioneer and Philanthropist
(1852 ~ 1933)
Daniel E. Rhyne was a pioneer in the textile industry in North Carolina. He built the Laboratory Cotton Mill on this site in 1885 and eventually amassed holdings in textiles, banking, mining, wagon building and real estate. A devoted Lutheran, Mr. Rhyne made large contributions to many area churches. He also endowed Lenoir College in Hickory with its largest gift, resulting in the name of the college being changed to Lenoir-Rhyne College in 1923. In 1894 Ryhne built the Daniel E. Rhyne house which sits 50 yards to the west. In 1900 he purchased and moved to the Hoke-Rhyne home (ca. 1844) which sits 100 yards to the south. Mr. Rhyne died on February 25, 1933 and is buried at Luthera Chapel Church in Gastonia, N.C.
Laboratory Historic District
National Register of Historic Places
Hoke-Rhyne House, ca. 1844
Laboratory Cotton Mill, ca. 1887
Laboratory Cotton Mill Reservoir, ca. 1887
Daniel E. Rhyne House, ca. 1894
Former site of:
Confederate Laboratory, ca. 1863
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public Work • Industry & Commerce.
Location. 35° 26.343′ N, 81° 15.431′ W. Marker is in Lincolnton, North Carolina, in Lincoln County. Marker is at the intersection of Laboratory Road (County Highway 1252) and Southfork Road, on the right when traveling north on Laboratory Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 848 Southfork Rd, Lincolnton NC 28092, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Confederate Laboratory (approx. 1.6 miles away); Connie M. Guion (approx. 2 miles away); Cemetery (approx. 2 miles away); James Pinckney Henderson (approx. 2.1 miles away); J.G. Arends (approx. 2.1 miles away); "Old White Church" Cemetery / " Old White Church " (approx. 2.1 miles away); Hiram R. Revels (approx. 2.2 miles away); André Michaux (approx. 2.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lincolnton.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 24, 2020, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 49 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 24, 2020, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.