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Woodside Mill

 
 
Woodside Mill Marker (Front) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, May 14, 2022
1. Woodside Mill Marker (Front)
Inscription.  
(front)
Woodside Cotton Mill was the first and largest textile mill owned by brothers John T. (1864-1946), J. David (1871-1945), and Edward F. Woodside (1875-1943). Built in 1902 with 11,000 spindles and 300 looms, it expanded in 1912 to 112,000 spindles and was claimed to be “the largest cotton mill under one roof” in America. The Woodside brothers also owned mills in Fountain Inn and Simpsonville, as well as Easley and Liberty in Pickens County.
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By 1929 the 220-acre mill village housed more than 2,400 workers and their families in 442 houses. It featured gently-curving oak-lined streets, a company store, two schools, a Baptist church (1910) and Methodist church (1921), a baseball field, and a YMCA building. The mill sold 10 acres for Parker High School, built in 1924 to serve several area mill villages. Woodside Mill and its village were listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1987.
 
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Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1902.
 
Location. 34° 51.195′ N, 82° 25.775′ W. Marker is in Greenville, South Carolina, in Greenville County. Marker is at the intersection of Woodside Avenue and West Main Street, on the left when traveling north on Woodside Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Greenville SC 29611, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Parker High School Auditorium (approx. 0.4 miles away); Poinsett Mill (approx. 0.7 miles away); Woodside (approx. one mile away); Union Bleachery (approx. one mile away); Judson (approx. one mile away); Brandon Mill (approx. one mile away); Dunean (approx. one mile away); Mills Mill (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greenville.
 
Also see . . .  Woodside Mill. Greenville Textile Heritage Society (GTHS) (Submitted on May 27, 2022.) 
 
Woodside Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, May 14, 2022
2. Woodside Mill Marker
Woodside Mill image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, May 14, 2022
3. Woodside Mill
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 27, 2022. It was originally submitted on May 26, 2022, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 563 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 26, 2022, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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