2017 Ornament is the Cotton Mills Tower
Century Cotton Mills Tower
New supply of the 2017 ornament has arrived. The first 100 ornaments were sold in less than a week so an additional supply has been made available by the Society. The new supply contains the date but is not numbered. Absolutely no more will be offered once these are sold. They are available in the locations as described below. GREAT CHRISTMAS GIFTS!
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. A limited, numbered edition of 100 was produced. On Friday, August 18. at North Main Furniture (Electric Service) the first sales occurred. The limited edition was sold out in a week. Many requests from the public were made to the Society to make more. Reacting to the strong demand, the Society has produced more ornaments. These ornaments contain the date of issue, but are not numbered. Once these are sold, absolutely no more will be produced. The 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.