City Directories and History: The Rock Hill Herald reported on May 30, 1896 – “That the Manufacturers Record, reported an investment of $50,000. for a new textile mill in Blacksburg.”
The Rock Hill Record reported on Oct. 31, 1907 – “That a new mill will be organized in Blacksburg. Mr. G. Lang Anderson is proposing a company which will erect a $250,000. mill at the junction of the Southern RR main line and the Kingsville-Marion Line, once known as the 3C’s railroad.” (R&R is not certain this is the same mill as above or that it was ever completed.)
The Rock Hill Record reported on Jan 23, 1908 – “Mr. J. E. Sirrine, the well known architect and engineer, is drawing plans for a $300,000., cotton mill to be erected at Blacksburg by a new company organized by Mr. G. Lang Anderson, who is Sec. of the Williamston Mills. This mill will manufacture fine sheeting.”
The Rock Hill Record reported on April 13, 1908 – “The Blacksburg Mills is beginning construction of the plant. It will have 5,000 spindles and 128 looms for the production of cotton cloth. J.E. Sirrine of Greenville is architect and engineer. The building will be 150-200 ft., Mr. G. Lang Anderson of Williamston is the Co., President.”
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