Map of the Rocky Mount Mill Property, 1888 / Courtesy of the Southern Historical Collection

The Rocky Mount Mills team recently published a historical narrative about the mill that considers how the environment shaped the town and industry of Rocky Mount, North Carolina. Rocky Mount’s Tar River especially encouraged initial human occupation of the land and was central to 12,000 years of continuous settlement. Some archaeological studies have even¬†uncovered evidence of Native American occupation for thousands of years prior to the city or the mill. Read more about the fascinating connection between the environment and its various occupants on our Rocky Mount Mills project website.


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