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Near Adwolfe in Smyth County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Village of Holston Mills

 
 
Village of Holston Mills Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 23, 2022
1. Village of Holston Mills Marker
Inscription.  Industrialist Abijah Thomas bought a 344-acre tract in this area, including a sawmill and a grist mill, in 1844. Here ca. 1860 he and a partner opened Holston Woolen Factory, a major producer of textiles around which the village of Holston Mills developed. During the Civil War, Co. A of the 23rd Battalion Virginia Infantry was organized here; the woolen mill made cloth for Confederate uniforms. Dormant following the war, the mill flourished under new ownership after 1875, when it became known as Holstein Woolen Mills. The town expanded to include a school, shops, a post office, and a telegraph office. After the mill moved to Salem early in the 1890s, the village declined and later vanished.
 
Erected 2020 by Virginia Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number KD-18.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & SettlersWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1844.
 
Location. 36° 46.283′ 
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N, 81° 35.598′ W. Marker is near Adwolfe, Virginia, in Smyth County. Marker is on Red Stone Road north of Old Mill Road/South Fork Road (County Route 648/650), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2107 Red Stone Rd, Marion VA 24354, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Abijah Thomas (1814-1876) and His Octagonal House (approx. 1.3 miles away); Mountain View Plantation: Antebellum Home Of The Abijah Thomas Family (approx. 1.3 miles away); Seven Mile Ford (approx. 3.1 miles away); William Campbell’s Grave (approx. 3.8 miles away); Campbell's Home (approx. 3.9 miles away); Transportation Through the Ages (approx. 5.2 miles away); Chilhowie (approx. 5.2 miles away); a different marker also named Chilhowie (approx. 5.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Adwolfe.
 
Village of Holston Mills Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 23, 2022
2. Village of Holston Mills Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 9, 2022. It was originally submitted on November 9, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 235 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 9, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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