Edenton Cotton Mill Museum of History

420 Elliott Street
Edenton, North Carolina (Chowan County – 27932)
GPS: 36.057012,-76.601852

The Edenton Cotton Mill Museum of History was developed by a grass-roots endeavor of mill village natives. It all began when a Reunion of “Cotton Mill Kids” (residents and past residents) got together by the hundreds in 2006 (?). The mill and village had been donated by Unifi to Preservation North Carolina in ____ and have been restored and redeveloped. But, there remained no place where the proud history of the mill people to be told. That changed in _____ when this museum was opened in the old Company Store.

History: The Edenton Cotton Mill was built in two phases–the first story in  1899 and its second story in 1916. It’s main product was cotton yarn, taking raw cotton and spinning it into threads of various sizes. It remained in operation until 1995 when in closed its doors forever. The village consisted of 70 dwellings of various types, the majority of which exist today. There remains a designated baseball field and the First Christian Church still hold services.

National Register of Historic Places:
The property of 48.853 acres includes the mill, the village, the ball field and the church. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in July, 1998.

Contact: Billy Voliva

Phone: 386-822-9506

Email: sunfightere@cfl.rr.com

Other Contacts:
Keith Nixon – 252-482-5050

Approaching Edenton from north or south on hyway 17 bypass, take exit 224, West Queen Street, east toward Edenton. Follow Queen Street through town until it dead ends at stop sign. You are on the mill village. Turn right, go one block, an you have arrived at our museum.

Textile heritage collections related to this site:
As our web site discloses, we have many artifacts from the mill and collections such as: Pictures of our founders, mill village life displays, original journals with minutes of meetings, office equipment used for payroll, and many other items.

Textile heritage collections related to this site:
The closest thing to a book is the information compiled and used on the application for acceptance on the National Register of Historic Places. The research info contained in this work is very thorough. Go to _______________________