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Near Concord in Cabarrus County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Warren Coleman

1849-1904

 
 
Warren Coleman Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, May 6, 2011
1. Warren Coleman Marker
Inscription. Founder of the nation's first textile factory owned and operated by blacks, 1897-1904. Mill building is 350 yds. N.
 
Erected 1987 by North Carolina Division of Archives and History. (Marker Number L-91.)
 
Location. 35° 23.092′ N, 80° 35.414′ W. Marker is near Concord, North Carolina, in Cabarrus County. Marker is at the intersection of Warren C. Coleman Boulevard (Bypass U.S. 601) and Main Street SW, on the right when traveling west on Warren C. Coleman Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Concord NC 28027, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Barber-Scotia College (approx. 1.6 miles away); James P. Cook (approx. 1.8 miles away); Stonewall Jackson Training School (approx. 1.8 miles away); Cabarrus Black Boys Fountain (approx. 1.8 miles away); Jefferson Davis (approx. 1.9 miles away); W. R. Odell (approx. 2.3 miles away); Red Hill (approx. 2.4 miles away); Jefferson Davis Camp (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Concord.
 
Also see . . .  Black Business in the Gilded Age: Coleman Manufacturing Company. Despite the rapid rise and fall of Coleman
Wide view of the Warren Coleman Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, May 6, 2011
2. Wide view of the Warren Coleman Marker
Manufacturing Company, it continues to stand as a definite nod to the achievements and abilities of African-Americans at the turn of the century, who refused to believe they were barred from the fruits of the Gilded Age.
(Submitted on June 13, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.) 
 
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Modern view of the Coleman Manufacturing Company image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, May 6, 2011
3. Modern view of the Coleman Manufacturing Company
The textile mill later became part of the Cannon Mills Plant #9. Today is it being repurposed for light manufacturing and other commercial ventures.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 13, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,303 times since then and 62 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 13, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.
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