“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Breeden in Marlboro County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)

Early Cotton Mill

Early Cotton Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cindy Bullard, November 11, 2010
1. Early Cotton Mill Marker
Inscription.  About 1836 William T. Ellerbe, John McQueen, and John N. Williams built a cotton mill approximately one mile northwest. Power for operation of the mill came from the waters of nearby Crooked Creek. Ellerbe and Williams sold their stock in the mill to Meekin Townsend in 1844. The mill was destroyed by fire in 1851, but Burnt Factory Pond remains today.
Erected 1978 by Marlboro County Historic Preservation Commission. (Marker Number 35-27.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceNotable Places. A significant historical year for this entry is 1836.
Location. 34° 39.9′ N, 79° 39.434′ W. Marker is in Breeden, South Carolina, in Marlboro County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 385 and Burnt Factory Road on State Highway 385. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bennettsville SC 29512, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Beauty Spot (approx. 1.4 miles away); Magnolia (approx. 3.3 miles away); Bennettsville
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(approx. 3.4 miles away); Bennettsville Methodist Church (approx. 3˝ miles away); Confederate Civil War Monument (approx. 3.7 miles away); General John McQueen (approx. 3.7 miles away); a different marker also named Bennettsville (approx. 3.7 miles away); Jennings-Brown House (approx. 3.7 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 16, 2010, by David Bullard of Seneca, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 810 times since then and 40 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on November 16, 2010, by David Bullard of Seneca, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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