Historic Edenton Hosts Edenton Cotton Mill Village Model

Historic Edenton, State Historic Site will host the Carolina Piedmont Division of the National Model Railroad Association’s model of the Edenton Cotton Mill Village that includes a railroad that was once part of the site.  The model, after being on exhibit at the Cotton Mill Museum, will now be displayed at the Historic Edenton State Historic Site, Visitor Center until April 2017. 

The model was constructed mostly of donated materials and by volunteers.  Club president Stephen Milley and Edenton native Grif Bond did all the research in developing this model.  In addition to the large Cotton Mill built by Milley, the layout features scratch-built houses designed by Daniel Fisher, which were built by several CPD members.  Members that have contributed structures for the layout include Charlie Rausch, Daniel Fisher, Greg Brynildsen, Bill Hanley, Jim Murphy, Hack Dziadul, Bob Bridges, Gene Sing, John Sokash, Bill Davis, Ed Regan and Grif Bond.  The model includes the Edenton Cotton Mill, the Mill Village, including company houses, the church and the Cotton Mill Office, the passenger Depot, the Peanut Company, Hobbs Implement Company and the Wilkes Veneer Company.  Milley said invaluable assistance was provided by the Sanborn maps and Google images.
The Edenton Cotton Mill Museum of History is very excited to have this model donated to the Museum and for visitors to enjoy.  Bob Hopkins, Site Manager of Historic Edenton, State Historic Sites who operates the Visitor Center said “I am delighted to host this wonderful model, representing the historic Edenton Cotton Mill and Cotton Village here at the Visitor Center; making it available to the folks here in Edenton and visitors alike.”  The model will be returned to the Cotton Mill Museum in April in time for the 2017 Pilgrimage, Tour of Homes.

The Edenton Cotton Mill and Mill Village are included within the interpretation during the Trolley Tours.  Hopkins said that additional interpretation on the historic Mill and Village will be made available while the model is exhibited at the Visitor Center.  The State Historic Sites Visitor Center is open Tuesday  Saturday, 9 AM – 5 PM, with the model open to the public without fee.  For more information and a valuable visit, the Cotton Mill Museum is open Saturday & Sunday 10 AM – 2 PM.

For additional information, please call (252) 482-2637. Historic Edenton was the state’s first colonial capitol and a chief political, cultural and commercial center in the new nation. Historic Edenton, including the 1767 Chowan County Courthouse, James Iredell Homestead, 1886 Roanoke River Lighthouse are within the Division of State Historic Sites and within the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. Historic Sites, Edenton’s, Visitor Center is located at 108 N. Broad Street, Edenton, N.C.

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