Mount Airy in Surry County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
The Mill Worker
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 36° 30.088′ N, 80° 36.531′ W. Marker is in Mount Airy, North Carolina, in Surry County. Marker is on West Oak Street east of Market Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mount Airy NC 27030, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Floyd Eugene "Flip" Rees (here, next to this marker); Donna Fargo (here, next to this marker); Ralph Epperson (a few steps from this marker); Fred Cockerham (a few steps from this marker); Tommy Jarrell (a few steps from this marker); The Whittling Wall (a few steps from this marker); The Whittler (within shouting distance of this marker); Leonidas Harold "L.H." Jones (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mount Airy.
Also see . . . Mount Airy Museum of Regional History. Furniture Industry Furniture Industry With the coming of the railroad in 1888, the area’s booming lumber and woodworking industry evolved into a number of large furniture factories. These early plants are the Mount Airy Furniture Company, the National Furniture Company and the Mount Airy Mantel and Table Company. Founded in 1895 by J. A. Yokley, J.C. Hollingsworth, C. R. Merritt, A. G. Trotter and E.H. Kochtitzky, Mount Airy Furniture, formerly on Factory Street, manufactured medium grade oak chamber suites, bedsteads, bureaus, dressers, tables, pie safes and desks. Through the years, they expanded to include dining room and occasional chairs and in 1966, it merged with the Mount Airy Chair Company which was formed in 1921 by Bruce and James Yokley. Mount Airy (Submitted on November 6, 2021, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 16, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 6, 2021, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. This page has been viewed 75 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 6, 2021, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.