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Acushnet in Bristol County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

White's Factory

(1831)

 
 
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By Rich Pfingsten, September 18, 2008
1. White's Factory Marker
Inscription.  A mill dam was first built on this site in 1746. About 1799, William White, Sr. built a stone water-powered cotton mill for himself and three of his sons, Phineas, William and Benjamin. That mill, one of the earliest in the country, burned down around 1830. It was rebuilt in 1831, burned again around 1854, and finally converted to a sawmill whose last operator was James B. Hamlin. The White family still owns the property.
 
Erected 1994 by Achusnet Historical Commission & David White, President, White's Dairy.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1746.
 
Location. 41° 41.731′ N, 70° 54.954′ W. Marker is in Acushnet, Massachusetts, in Bristol County. Marker is on Hamlin Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Acushnet MA 02743, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Benjamin Rodman House (approx. 4.1 miles away); Abijah Hathaway House (approx. 4.1 miles away); Working Waterfront (approx. 4.1 miles away); Whaling Capital
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By Rich Pfingsten, September 18, 2008
2. White's Factory Sign
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(approx. 4.1 miles away); Bourne Warehouse (approx. 4.1 miles away); Double Bank (approx. 4.2 miles away); From Whales to Flatfish and Scallops (approx. 4.2 miles away); New Bedford Historic District (approx. 4.2 miles away).
 
White's Factory image. Click for full size.
By Rich Pfingsten, September 18, 2008
3. White's Factory
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 4, 2009, by Rich Pfingsten of Forest Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 3,518 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 4, 2009, by Rich Pfingsten of Forest Hill, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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