151 Sixth Street
City Directories and History: The construction of the Winnsboro Manufacturing mill had a significant impact on the local economy and attracted hundreds of workers who have contributed handsomely to the economic and social well being of Winnsboro and Fairfield county.
The Rock Hill Herald reported on April 18, 1889 – “reporting from the Winnsboro Herald, that a building committee for the Cotton Factory in Winnsboro, have had Mr. A.D. Holler of Rock Hill here to examine the soils to see if they are suitable for making bricks for the factory building. Mr. Holler said, “no better soil could be found anywhere for this purpose.”
The Rock Hill Herald reported on March 18, 1903 – “An accident at the cotton mill in Winnsboro has cost Charles Wooten his life. A belt from the machinery caught him and cut his body in half. He was about fifteen years old and was the son of J.A. Wooten who lives at the mill.”
Please take time to enjoy the following link: COTTON MILL BLUES
The links associated with this page from the Lewis Hines Photo Collection tell an important history of the textile industry in Lancaster, York, Fairfield and Chester counties, S.C., and elsewhere in the South. See the complete listing of images from the Hines Collection: http://lewishinephotographs.com/ Also, images from the Lancaster Cotton Mill have been added for users to see the working conditions within the regional cotton mills in the early 20th century. Conditions in the Winnsboro Cotton Mill would have been similar to those in the Lancaster Mills shown below.
ADDITIONAL MILL VILLAGE IMAGES
PANORAMIC VIEW OF THE MILL VILLAGE
Explore history, houses, and stories across S.C. Your membership provides you with updates on regional topics, information on historic research, preservation, and monthly feature articles. But remember R&R wants to hear from you and assist in preserving your own family genealogy and memorabilia.
Visit the Southern Queries – Forum to receive assistance in answering questions, discuss genealogy, and enjoy exploring preservation topics with other members. Also listed are several history and genealogical researchers for hire.
User comments welcome — post at the bottom of this page.
MILL HOUSES – Courtesy of the Davie Beard Postcard Collection – 2017
Please enjoy this structure and all those listed in Roots and Recall. But remember each is private property. So view them from a distance or from a public area such as the sidewalk or public road.
Do you have information to share and preserve? Family, school, church, or other older photos and stories are welcome. Send them digitally through the “Share Your Story” link, so they too might be posted on Roots and Recall.
User comments always welcome - please post at the bottom of this page.