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In 1874 "...the hoarse steam whistle of the great engine of Camperdown Cotton Mills tells of a utilitarian age and modern progress."
- The Greenville Century Book
C. S. Crittenden, 1903
 
   The Camperdown Mills were located on the banks of the Reedy River on the south side of the Main Street Bridge in the area now known as Falls Park in Greenville South Carolina.
 
    The Camperdown Mills Company was established in 1874 and operated the first mills in Greenville County set up to export cotton products to other areas of the United States.
 
The early success of The Camperdown Mills
undoubtedly played a significant role
in Greenville's later becoming
 
"The Textile Center of The World"
 
and the city it is today!