Slater Mill Historic Site

Slater Mill Historic Site (HM285F)

Location: Pawtucket, RI 02860 Providence County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 52.674', W 71° 22.957'

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The American Industrial Revolution began at Slater Mill. Here, in 1793, Samuel Slater, with Providence investors and Pawtucket artisans, built the first water-powered, cotton spinning factory in the United States. Beginning with this wooden mill, industrial growth spread rapidly along the Blackstone River Valley, throughout southern New England, and across the nation. Landscapes, ways of life, and economies were forever transformed.
Slater Mill Historic Site preserves and interprets America's Industrial Heritage within three historic buildings on 5½ acres. Slater Mill houses historic textile machinery, an information desk, a theater, and a gift shop. Wilkinson Mill features an operating water wheel, a late 19th-century machine shop, and a gallery. Sylvanus Brown House, an artisan's home, represents life and work before and at the beginning of the Industrial Revolution.
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HM NumberHM285F
Placed ByBlackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor and Old Slater Mill Association
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, June 5th, 2018 at 7:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 302294 N 4638964
Decimal Degrees41.87790000, -71.38261667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 52.674', W 71° 22.957'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 52' 40.44" N, 71° 22' 57.42" W
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Area Code(s)401
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Slater Street, Pawtucket RI 02860, US
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