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The Robbins-Holton Mill & House

 
 
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By Michael C. Wilcox, July 9, 2012
1. The Robbins-Holton Mill & House Marker
Inscription. Mill may date from about 1825, built on land owned by Jesse Field. It is best known as Robbins Mill or Holton Mill, bought in 1853 by Rev. Alexander and Mary (Weatherly) Robbins. Mrs. Robbins operated it during the Civil War, negotiating a draft deferment for the miller, J.F. Holton, and supplying flour to the Confederate Army. The mill's flour bags were imprinted "Cliff Mill." Holton ran the mill until 1884. Oakdale Mills bought it and removed the dam. The miller's house was built about 1850 and contains original architectural features.
 
Erected by Historic Jamestown Society.
 
Location. 35° 59.43′ N, 79° 56.37′ W. Marker is in Jamestown, North Carolina, in Guilford County. Marker is on Dillon Road 0.2 miles south of West Main Street, on the left when traveling south. 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 walking distance of this marker. Jamestown Public School (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Potter House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Home of Dr. Shubal Gardner Coffin (approx. mile away); Johnson Shoe Company (approx. 0.4 miles away);
The Robbins-Holton Mill & House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, July 9, 2012
2. The Robbins-Holton Mill & House Marker
Lord Cornwallis (approx. 0.4 miles away); Richard Mendenhall Store (approx. half a mile away); Home of Richard Mendenhall (approx. half a mile away); Jamestown Friends Meeting House and Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jamestown.
 
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The Robbins-Holton Mill & House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, July 9, 2012
3. The Robbins-Holton Mill & House Marker
The Robbins-Holton Mill & House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, July 9, 2012
4. The Robbins-Holton Mill & House Marker
The Robbins-Holton Mill & House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, July 9, 2012
5. The Robbins-Holton Mill & House Marker
The Robbins-Holton Mill & House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, July 9, 2012
6. The Robbins-Holton Mill & House Marker
The Robbins-Holton Mill & House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, July 9, 2012
7. The Robbins-Holton Mill & House Marker
Perhaps the mill? Private property, so unable to investigate.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 17, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 11, 2016, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 149 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 11, 2016, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.   5. submitted on October 14, 2016, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.   6, 7. submitted on October 11, 2016, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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