The Abandoned Henry River Mill Village In North Carolina Is One Of The Eeriest Places In America
What was once a small textile village, the Henry River Mill Village, in Hickory, is valuable evidence of the industrial heritage of the surrounding area. The abandoned, eerie place in North Carolina draws visitors every year for historical tours, lodging, and other events. Withstanding so much time, there are bound to be some eager voices hoping for a sympathetic ear, which is why paranormal investigations are so helpful and popular in this village. Whatever draws you into one of the eeriest places in America, you are sure to spot something to remember.
From its erection in 1905 to its proud place in the National Register of Historic Places in 2019, the Henry River Mill Village Historic District has stood the test of time.
And in the end it's the people we remember, as is the case with this unique and valuable remnant. In the early 1900s, the Aderholdt and Rudisill families established the Henry River Manufacturing Co.
This cotton yarn manufacturer opened up in 1905, with worker houses, a bridge, a two-story boarding house, a power-producing dam, a brick company store, and the original three-story brick mill you see behind the loyal workers who kept the place going. Notice some of the faces belong to children.
The mill burned down in 1977, just after Wade R. Sheppard purchased the property.
Since the tragic loss of that historic building, driving by the two-story brick company store, it is easy to see why it is now a starring feature of the abandoned, eerie place.
From 1907-1917, this multipurpose building was the mill office and the upper floor was a school room and a church.
And throughout the year, you are invited to go up its stairs and see what remains on the second floor.
It will also lead to some of the original houses.
At night maybe nobody will hear you.
These one-and-a-half-story duplexes, built by the company, sat along the Henry River and were leased out to the workers.
About 20 of the original 35 mill houses in the residential area remain.
You are welcome to come inside, even in the daytime.
And if you are very still, you may just hear some echoes from long-ago life in the district.
In addition to paranormal enthusiasts, it has also drawn the attention of movie producers as the 72-acre village was a filming location of "District 12," "The Hunger Games."
The mill closed in 1971, but its history continues, now offering overnight accommodations, daily historic tours, and special events.
Are you ready to visit this
abandoned, eerie place in Hickory, North Carolina? Henry River Mill Village is private property, so you must purchase an admission ticket. After your tour, go for an elegant meal at a historic home in Hickory. Address: Henry River Mill Village, 4255 Henry River Rd, Hickory, NC 28602, USA
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