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S. J. Dickey Cotton Factory / Hopewell Cotton Mill
Chester Co. | Pennsylvania | USA | Pre-1850's
Township: Lower Oxford Twp. | Watersource: Tweed Creek.


S. J. Dickey Cotton Factory / Hopewell Cotton Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 01/06/2016

Just a few miles west of Oxford, Pa.

S. J. Dickey Cotton Factory / Hopewell Cotton Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 01/06/2016

The atlas of 1856 shows the Hopewell Cotton works.

S. J. Dickey Cotton Factory / Hopewell Cotton Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 01/06/2016

The 1860 atlas shows the S. J. Dickey Cotton Factory at this location.

S. J. Dickey Cotton Factory / Hopewell Cotton Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 01/06/2016

The 1873 atlas shows the Hopewell Cotton Works, operated by William C. Dickey.

S. J. Dickey Cotton Factory / Hopewell Cotton Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 01/06/2016

The structure is stone plastered/stuccoed with reinforcement rods running the length and breadth of the building.

S. J. Dickey Cotton Factory / Hopewell Cotton Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 01/06/2016

The cotton mill was later a facility involved in either cutting metal sheeting and/or producing machines that did such, as depicted by the old drillpress/bansaw tool alongside the road by the mill.

S. J. Dickey Cotton Factory / Hopewell Cotton Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 01/06/2016

Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission sign with a short history of the immediate area.

S. J. Dickey Cotton Factory / Hopewell Cotton Mill
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 01/06/2016

No mill is shown on the 1883 atlas of the area, but, hey, the mill is still here!

O for a faith that will not shrink, Tho' pressed by every foe. "O for a Faith That Will Not Shrink" by William H. Bathurst 1796-1877
(From the Nazarene hymnal - Worship in Song)
Directions: From the town of Oxford, take Lancaster Ave/Pa 472, west a short distance and turn left onto Bethel Road. Go 0.1 miles and keep left on Calvary Road for about 0.7 miles, then turn right to Lower Hopewell Road prior to crossing Tweed Creek. The mill is ahead about 0.1 miles on the right at 209 Lower Hopewell Road., Oxford.

 
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