The Transylvania Times -

By Marcy Thompson
Picturing The Past 

County Had Hosiery Mills In Rosman, Brevard

 

September 26, 2016

Rosman Knitting stock certificate.

Hosiery mills were a common industry during the first half of the 20th century. There were well over a hundred hosiery mills in North Carolina. Although the majority were located in Alamance, Guilford, Catawba, Randolph, Davidson and Burke counties, there were two hosiery mills in Transylvania County.

The Rosman Knitting Mill operated for only a couple of years in the 1930s but Wheeler Hosiery was a thriving business in Brevard for 18 years.

Alfred Wheeler had worked for Chipman Knitting of Pennsylvania before owning and operating a hosiery mill in East Flat Rock. In 1936 he leased, an...



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