2017 Ornament is the Cotton Mills Tower
Century Cotton Mills Tower
The Halifax County Historical Society announces its 2017 ornament—Century Cotton Mills Tower—The Century Cotton Mills Tower is all that remains of an important industrial complex, a product of the cotton industrial explosion that swept the Cotton Belt circa 1900. The factory was in operation for over 100 years. It was the second largest employer in Halifax County and became world famous in the 1920s for its “Halifax Damask” cloth. The mill, subject to flooding, was demolished in the early 2000s. The Century Cotton Mills Tower, the only remaining structure, is owned by the Town of South Boston. The Town has allowed the tower to be restored by the Halifax County Historical Society. This is a limited, numbered edition of 100. On Friday, August 18. at North Main Furniture (Electric Service) the first sales occurred. Most ornaments were sold!. The remaining ornaments are available at the South Boston-Halifax County Visitor Center, North Main Furniture in South Boston, and Peddler’s Market in Halifax. Also, you can purchase this ornament, in addition to all other available ornaments, by visiting the Store on this website. Once the limited edition is sold no more will be offered.