Camperdown Mill

Camperdown Mill (HM51J)

Location: Greenville, SC 29601 Greenville County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 50.691', W 82° 24.031'

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— Reedy River Historic Park —

Greenville's first post-bellum textile mill was founded by Massachusetts mill owners George Hall, George Putnam, and O.H. Sampson, who came south to start a textile business after a disasterous fire in Boston. In cooperation with Vardry McBee's heirs, Alexander and Vardry A. McBee, Hall and Simpson opened the water-powered Camperdown Mill (named for the Camperdown elms on the property) in 1876. The mill produced yarn and gingham fabric until 1956, when the Citizens and Southern National Bank built a regional headquarters on the site. It is now the site of Bowater, Inc's American headquarters. Stone retaining walls of the old mill and the anchor points of its dam are still visible above the falls.
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HM NumberHM51J
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Date Added Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 11:07am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 371955 N 3856731
Decimal Degrees34.84485000, -82.40051667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 50.691', W 82° 24.031'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 50' 41.46" N, 82° 24' 1.86" W
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Area Code(s)803, 864
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 201-281 Liberty Bridge, Greenville SC 29601, US
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