Rural Decay: Textile Mill in Randolph County, NC

The old textile mill in Franklinville, NC was closed in 1979 but remained intact until a fire in 2010.  Now, an elevator shaft and various walls still stand, as well as the silos and a few smaller stand-alone buildings.  One building was locked up tight but had a couple of windows broken so we could see inside.  There are several looms in GREAT condition with fabric seemingly in production!

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7 thoughts on “Rural Decay: Textile Mill in Randolph County, NC

  1. Did you have to get permission to gain access to these buildings, or just kinda helped yourself.
    I plan on being down that way next weekend and would love to photograph the old mill myself.

    1. There is a fence running along the front of the mill but the back is adjacent to the local park and is open. People frequently explore the ruins and the river that runs behind it. A portion of the mill is still locked and used for storage. Obviously, don’t enter or bother that area. Have fun!

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