Spray Industrial Historic District

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Spray Industrial Historic District
Spray Cotton Mills.jpg
Spray Cotton Mills Complex
Spray Industrial Historic District is located in North Carolina
Spray Industrial Historic District
Spray Industrial Historic District is located in the United States
Spray Industrial Historic District
LocationRoughly bounded by Warehouse, Rhode Island, River Dr., Washburn Rd., the Smith River, E. Early Ave., and Church, Eden, North Carolina
Coordinates36°30′39″N 79°45′22″W / 36.51083°N 79.75611°W / 36.51083; -79.75611Coordinates: 36°30′39″N 79°45′22″W / 36.51083°N 79.75611°W / 36.51083; -79.75611
Area151 acres (61 ha)
ArchitectBiberstein, R.C.; Et al.
NRHP reference No.86003371[1]
Added to NRHPDecember 9, 1986

Spray Industrial Historic District is a national historic district located at Eden, Rockingham County, North Carolina. It encompasses 70 contributing buildings, 9 contributing structures, and 1 contributing object in an industrial section of the town of Eden. It includes buildings associated with eight textile mill complexes, mill village housing, and seven commercial buildings. Notable contributing resources include the Smith River Dam and Spray Power canal, Morehead Cotton Mill complex, "Superintendent's" House (c. 1810), Imperial Bank and Trust Company (1912), Leaksville Cotton Mills complex, Spray Mercantile Building, Spray Cotton Mills complex, Lily Mill complex, Nantucket Mills complex designed by R. C. Biberstein, American Warehouse Company complex, Rhode Island Mill complex, Phillips-Chatham House (c. 1910), and Spray Woolen Mill complex.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1986.[1] The main Spray Cotton Mill building was destroyed by fire in January 2023.[3]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ Claudia R. Brown (August 1986). "Spray Industrial Historic District" (pdf). National Register of Historic Places - Nomination and Inventory. North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office. Retrieved 2015-02-01.
  3. ^ Tran, Louie (January 26, 2023). "'It is our community. It is our history': Eden fire destroys former Spray Cotton Mill, a community staple". WXII12. Hearst Television. Retrieved February 15, 2023.