Alamance Cotton Mill

Contributors:
Berry Davidson, millwright
Dates:

1871

Location:
Alamance, Alamance County
Street Address:

Big Alamance Creek, Alamance, NC

Status:

No longer standing

Type:

Industrial

Images Puslished In:

Carl R. Lounsbury, Alamance County Architectural Heritage (1980).

Note:

Davidson noted that E. M. Holt’s antebellum Alamance Cotton Mill burned in April, 1871, and he was “called there by Mr. E. M. Holt to rebuild it. I commenced to frame the house on the 26th of June and began raising it on the 18th of July. I put in the machinery and on the 6th of December I started them to spinning and weaving.” The frame mill stood until the 1940s. Portions of the dam and several 19th century mill houses still stand in the village of Alamance on Great Alamance Creek.