“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Laurel Hill in Scotland County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)

Original Springfield Cotton Mill

Original Springfield Cotton Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Roger C Pate
1. Original Springfield Cotton Mill Marker
Inscription.  Third oldest textile manufacturing plant in Scotland County. Built by Mark Morgan in 1982. Burned down in 1917. Located here.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1982.
Location. 34° 46.943′ N, 79° 31.746′ W. Marker is near Laurel Hill, North Carolina, in Scotland County. Marker is on Gibson Road (State Highway 79) 0.1 miles west of Elmore Road (County Route 1321), on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Laurel Hill NC 28351, 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. Ida Yarn Mill (approx. 1.2 miles away); Sherman's March (approx. 2.1 miles away); James Lytch (approx. 2.4 miles away); Murdoch Morrison (approx. 2.6 miles away); Murdoch Morrison Gun Factory (approx. 2.6 miles away); Original Richmond Cotton Mill (approx. 2.6 miles away); St. Andrews Presbyterian College (approx. 3.4 miles away); Terry Sanford 1917-1998 (approx. 3.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Laurel Hill.
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This mill gave rise to the local village called Springfield. Many generations of Scotland County residents have called the Springfield and adjacent Bayfield home. These folks are a close knit group that work, play, and worship together. Recent changes in trade legislation and the economy have caused some drastic changes in the area. Across from this sign is the site of a former Springs Mills textile plant that is undergoing demolition. With the plant closed, many in the area are out of work.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 5, 2016, by Roger C Pate of Laurinburg, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 535 times since then and 22 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on May 5, 2016, by Roger C Pate of Laurinburg, North Carolina. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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Feb. 29, 2024