Graniteville Mill

Graniteville Mill (HM69W)

Location: Graniteville, SC 29829 Aiken County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 33.96', W 81° 48.495'

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This mill, the largest textile mill in antebellum S.C., was chartered in 1845 and opened in 1847. It was founded by William Gregg (1800-1867), a Virginia native and advocate of industrial development who chose this site for its proximity to waterpower, granite deposits, and the S.C. Railroad. The company provided housing, a school, a store, and land for churches, creating a model mill village. Unlike most early textile mills, it was adequately funded.

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Under Gregg's management early Graniteville families lived under strict rules and a rigid schedule, and became a close-knit community. During the Civil War the mill made fabrics for the Confederacy. After Gregg died in 1867 while fighting a flood on Horse Creek the company was run by its board, which expanded its operations. After several changes in ownership Graniteville remains one of the oldest textile manufacturing concerns in the South.
HM NumberHM69W
Series This marker is part of the South Carolina: Aiken County Historical Society series
Marker Number2-22
Year Placed2001
Placed ByAiken County Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 11:08pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 424981 N 3714329
Decimal Degrees33.56600000, -81.80825000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 33.96', W 81° 48.495'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 33' 57.60" N, 81° 48' 29.70" W
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Area Code(s)803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 114-154 Marshall St, Graniteville SC 29829, US
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