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Jamestown in Guilford County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Confederate Arms Factory

 
 
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By Michael C. Wilcox, July 9, 2012
1. Confederate Arms Factory Marker
Inscription. The Mendenhall, Jones, and Gardner gun factory was located 200 yards west. Owned by Cyrus P. Mendenhall, Ezekial Jones, and Grafton Gardner, the firm produced approximately 2,000 rifles for the state of North Carolina at this location from 1862-1864. Prior to the M. J. & G., the site had been the flour mill of Isaac and Henry Potter. The site is now the Oakdale Cotton Mill.

Erected May 10, 1988, by the Col. John Sloan Camp, 1290 Sons of Confederate Veterans
 
Erected 1988 by Col. John Sloan Camp, 1290 Sons of Confederate Veterans.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Sons of Confederate Veterans/United Confederate Veterans marker series.
 
Location. 35° 58.82′ N, 79° 55.53′ W. Marker is in Jamestown, North Carolina, in Guilford County. Marker is at the intersection of Oakdale Road and Harvey Road, on the right when traveling south on Oakdale Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jamestown NC 27282, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Oakdale Cotton Mills (approx. 0.2 miles away); Oakdale School (approx. 0.3 miles away); Oakdale United Methodist Church
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By Michael C. Wilcox, July 9, 2012
2. Confederate Arms Factory Marker
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Johnson Shoe Company (approx. one mile away); The Robbins-Holton Mill & House (approx. 1.1 miles away); Home of Dr. Shubal Gardner Coffin (approx. 1.1 miles away); Jamestown Public School (approx. 1.1 miles away); Potter House (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jamestown.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceWar, US Civil
 
Confederate Arms Factory Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, July 9, 2012
3. Confederate Arms Factory Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 21, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 401 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 21, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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