c. 1865A grist mill operated on this site under a series of owners until 1865. A gun factory was also located on the property during the Civil War. The cotton mill, which would be incorporated as Oakdale Cotton Mills by Joseph Ragsdale in 1896, opened for business in 1865. Today it is the oldest textile mill in continuous operation in the United States and produces natural and dyed cotton yarn and twines.
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|Placed By||Historic Jamestown Society|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, October 14th, 2016 at 9:02am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 596684 N 3982557|
|Decimal Degrees||35.98266667, -79.92750000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 35° 58.96', W 79° 55.65'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||35° 58' 57.6" N, 79° 55' 39" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling South|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 601-665 Oakdale Mill Rd, Jamestown NC 27282, US|
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