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Pendleton Cotton Mill — Pendleton, South Carolina

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Pendleton Cotton Mill

The Pendleton area was once the home to Cherokee Indians, then became a summer retreat for rich South Carolina plantation owners, and is now a picturesque stop along the National Heritage Corridor. Beginning with the Pendleton Manufacturing Company, organized in 1836 and built on Three-Mile Creek, Pendleton became an industrial hub. The Pendleton Cotton Mill was operating in 1903 and later was called the Blue Ridge Yarn Mill.

Pendelton Mill

William H. Myers, III of Seneca, 2014 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Many thanks to Nancy Hellams who submitted the below historic picture taken in 1910. She writes, “This photo was given to me by Nell Seawright Reeves. On the back is the following note written by Virginia Boggs McKnight: ‘Pendleton Cotton Mill Papa (Charles Jackson Boggs) helped build this. A turkey dinner is being served on top the day of completion.’

This image is copyrighted. You may not use it without written consent.

“Nell Seawright Reeves wrote the following note on the back as well: ‘My father worked here to help build this also, in 1910.'”

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2 Comments about Pendleton Cotton Mill

George Fogle says:
January 31st, 2019 at 3:50 pm

Enjoyed seeing pictures of all the old mills & reading about their history. I’m looking for tokens issued by these mills – any help will be appreciated.

Lonnie Brooks says:
July 15th, 2012 at 4:55 pm

Ms. Reeves, could I please get your written permission to use this info and picture in a book that I am writing about my life in Pendleton? Ms. Hellams is helping me and is aware of this request.

Thank you so much!

Lonnie Brooks

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