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Englewood in McMinn County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Englewood

A Textile Mill Town

 
 
Englewood Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, August 27, 2017
1. Englewood Marker
Inscription. Expansion of textile manufacturing into the Southern states provided the first large-scale “public work” opportunities for local women. Englewood’s textile workforce, from the workers of the first spinning mill built on a nearby farm in 1857 to the present, has been predominantly female. Early mills also employed children, and reserved certain jobs for men.

At least 25 textile mills have operated in Englewood. Products included cotton yard, union suits, women’s hosiery, socks, and fashion apparel. Most mills were family-run enterprises, and often employed entire families of workers. Larger mills offered rental houses, an attractive deal for families hired from the countryside or distant places. Company neighborhoods like Sock Hill, Yellow Top, and Shootin’ Street, had distinctive architectural styles and identities.

Eureka Cotton Mills (circa 1898) was located at Old Englewood, about two miles south of present-day Englewood.
 
Location. 35° 25.546′ N, 84° 29.267′ W. Marker is in Englewood, Tennessee, in McMinn County. Marker is on South Niota Road (Tennessee Route 39), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Englewood TN 37329, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this

Englewood Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, August 27, 2017
2. Englewood Marker
marker, measured as the crow flies. John Tyler Morgan (approx. 5.8 miles away); Samuel Cleage (approx. 6.1 miles away); Petty-Manker Hall (approx. 6.1 miles away); Tennessee Wesleyan College (approx. 6.1 miles away); Battle of Athens (approx. 6.1 miles away); The Nocatula Legend (approx. 6.2 miles away); First United Presbyterian Church (approx. 6.3 miles away); Niota Depot (approx. 7 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. The Englewood Textile Museum Houses Town’s History. (Submitted on October 26, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
2. Englewood, Tennessee. (Submitted on October 26, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceSettlements & SettlersWomen
 
Englewood Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, August 27, 2017
3. Englewood Marker
Englewood Historical Mural image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, August 27, 2017
4. Englewood Historical Mural
1850-1925  Englewood Historical Mural image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, August 27, 2017
5. 1850-1925 Englewood Historical Mural
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 27, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 26, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 35 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 26, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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