Historical Narratives

On this page you will find links that cover specific time periods of the mill’s history and topics that cover how the mill operated and what life was like for the mill employees. This historical narrative covers about 12,000 years of the history of the land, from Native American settlement to the twentieth century.

“Mill Plays Vital Role in Local Textile Industry” (Rocky Mount Telegram, 25 July 1982)
  1. Landscape and Environment
  2. Native American Connections
  3. Early Mill History
  4. The Civil War
  5. Movement of the County Line
  6. The Great Depression
  7. Integration