Mapping industrialization: Railroads and factories

I created these maps as part of a unit on industrialization in North Carolina to show why factories were built where they were. The map showing the location of textile mills was used in an exhibit at the North Carolina Museum of History in 2011.

map of tobacco mills in North Carolina, 1896

I created these maps for LEARN NC as part of a unit on industrialization in North Carolina to show why factories were built where they were. The map showing the location of textile mills was used in an exhibit at the North Carolina Museum of History in 2011.

The counties in each map are drawn with present-day boundaries for reference. Click any map for a larger version.

Factories

map of tobacco mills in North Carolina, 1896

Locations of tobacco mills in North Carolina, 1896.

map of textile mills in North Carolina, 1896

Locations of textile mills in North Carolina, 1896.

Railroads

map of North Carolina railroads, 1860map of North Carolina railroads, 1896

Railroads in North Carolina, 1860 (top) and 1896.

Factories and railroads

map of tobacco mills in North Carolina, 1896map of railroads and textile mills in North Carolina, 1896

Locations of tobacco (top) and textile mills in relation to railroads, 1896.


Maps on this page were originally published by LEARN NC and are licensed under a Creative Commons license (CC-BY-ND).