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for The State Vol. 4 Issue 17, Sept 1936
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Brothers-in-law Michael Schenck and Absalom Warlick, living in Lincolnton in 1813, had a new idea. They believed cotton could be manufactured as well as raised in the south and that it did not have to be shipped to England or New England to be manufactured. They build a long plant with only 72 spindles, the first cotton mill south of the Potomac. There are around 1,300 southern textile plants today - with about half of those in North Carolina.
Tom Collins was the chieftain of one of the most aggressive clans in western North Carolina, as well as a pioneer, and feudal lord of the Great Smokies. Originally from Scotland, the Collins clan swore the English as their enemies, and this continued with Tom, a member of the Watauga Association. He is now memorialized in a ballad and alcoholic drink.
Old Bethesda Presbyterian Church, one of the most historic church buildings in North Carolina and the entire South, is located near Aberdeen. The church and its graveyard date from the last decade of the 18th-century.