Matoaca Mill Site

Matoaca Mill Site (HMWOA)

Location: Petersburg, VA 23803
Country: United States of America

N 37° 13.619', W 77° 28.629'

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Originally named the Providence Manufacturing Company, Matoaca Manufacturing (Mill) had its beginning here late in the 1700s on land then known as Olive Hill Plantation. Initially operated as a grist mill, by 1838 it was producing cotton cloth and paper. The mill contained 4,000 spindles and 170 looms. The paper it produced was used by publishers in Petersburg and other southern cities. The mill reached its highest number of employees by 1880, the majority of whom were women and children. Early in the 1880s, the mill modernized its plant equipment by adding auxiliary steam engines.
Marker NumberK 324-b
Year Placed2009
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 4:51pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 280231 N 4122927
Decimal Degrees37.22698333, -77.47715000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 13.619', W 77° 28.629'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 13' 37.14" N, 77° 28' 37.74" W
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Area Code(s)804, 434, 757
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 21662-21806 Pickett Ave, Petersburg VA 23803, US
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