Newry Mill

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Comments (18)

MaryAlice on March 23, 2008

Oh, this looks like my kind of place!

Did you explore? Could you go inside? What a neat and fabulous find! I'm ready to come & visit!

What is the history on such a place?

Now I'm all stirred up! :)

Mary Alice

bearden82 on April 4, 2008

I havent been inside, but my girlfriend once snuck in (Im jealous). Its an old textile mill below the lake Keowee dam. This builing and the village that surrounds it are now in decay.

MaryAlice on April 4, 2008

I'd be jealous too! You should go and check it out! Do you live near here? It's an awesome looking place. Cool shot.

Cheers,

Mary ALice

jjmm11 on October 12, 2008

Bearden82- Hello, I would like to get some information on the Newry Mill, for possible purchase reasons, is there any deed or property owner i should speak with. Is there an address? Thank you so much.

bearden82 on October 18, 2008

I am not certain who the owner is, but I dont think it has been in operation for a very long time. It would be great if someone would buy it and restore the place. I am not sure of the address. It is at the end of Broadway Street in Newry.

bearden82 on October 18, 2008

Try contacting the Newry Historical Society. Im sure they would know.

Newry Historical Society

Box 147

Newry, SC

29665

tmedero on January 28, 2009

I loved that place, my family grew up there. I remember going to visit my grandfather at the mill, you couldn't hear a word anyone said. No wonder my great-grandparents and my grandfather were hard of hearing. I know a few years back it taught on fire. It was a shame because it was a great piece of history.

tmedero on January 28, 2009

Oh yea, did you every read the book on Newry? It was very interesting and I am even in a picture in front of a church when I was about 3.

bearden82 on January 28, 2009

My grandfather lived at Newry for a while as a child and I believe he has a copy of that book. Ill have to check it out. Its a shame the condition of the mill these days,.

Jerry Staffoed on June 19, 2009

I am a professional photographer and ave visited Newry once, working on a photo series "Forgotten Cities of the South." It is classic and I plan to return to photograph some of these vestiges of a era that has passed and interview some of the old timers who remember "way back when..."

bearden82 on June 20, 2009

I would like to see the "Forgotten Cities of the South" series, it sounds interesting.

tinapi on June 26, 2009

THE NEWRY HISTORICAL SOCIETY IS A FRAUD!!!!!!! DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY!!! ANYTHING YOU DONATE TO THE SAVE THE MILL FUND DOES NOT GO WHERE YOU THINK IT GOES... BUT INSTEAD YOU WILL BE HELPING FUND HERSHAL HARPER'S DRUG HABIT... AND BELIEVE ME I KNOW... I GREW UP IN NEWRY AND I WITTNESSED HARPER SNORT (WHAT I DIDN'T KNOW AT THAT TIME) COCAINE WHEN I WAS ELEVEN!!!! IS THIS WHAT YOU WANT YOUR HARD EARNED MONEY TO GO TO??????????????????????????????????????????

bearden82 on June 27, 2009

Ah, small town gossip.

gypsy1229 on December 7, 2009

My family (grandparents and parents,uncle and aunts all worked at the mill) was a self contained little village with a store (my uncle, and after him, my cousin were postmasters....the train used to bring the cotton to the mill...right down Broadway St. we used to go there every summer for vacations,to see all the relatives..only one left now..was pretty cool, good place for kids to explore

mikr1 on October 18, 2011

Is this mill still standing today. Looks like a great restoration project.

bearden82 on December 8, 2011

I think so, I wish someone would restore it.

Erika White on January 23, 2012

I agree to "bearden82"'s comment that the Newry Mill is in decay. However, I do not agree that the surrounding village itself is in decay as well. A lot of the houses have been renovated and/or remodeled since the time they were being used as homes for the Newry Mill workers. Some of these homes are actually quite nice, and not in decay at all. I am, myself, a Newry resident on Second Avenue. Our house, of course, could use some work such as electrical updates, but overall, it is a very sturdy structure.

Hank Myers on January 24, 2012

I went by there after seeing your photo and took some photos myself. It's only a couple miles from my new house. It says no trespassing, but you can get in very easily. Didn't go inside (yet).

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  • Uploaded on October 5, 2007
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    by bearden82
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot A550
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