James N. Newlin, Sr., Flour and Grist Mill

Contributors:
Berry Davidson, millwright;
Dates:
1866
Location:
Saxapahaw, Alamance County
Street Address:
Saxapahaw, NC
Status:
Unknown
Type:
Industrial
Note:
The village on the Haw River began with a cotton mill established by John Newlin and his sons of Snow Camp. Davidson rebuilt their saw and grist mill in 1866. E. M. Holt bought the cotton mill in 1873; it was rebuilt in 1880 and later by his sons in law. The oldest section dates from the early 20th century.