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Site plan, Roanoke Navigation Canal, Halifax County, North Carolina

Roanoke Rapids Power Station (Roanoke Rapids, N.C.)
Weldon Corn Mill (Weldon, N.C.)
Chockoyotte Aqueduct (Weldon, N.C.)
Weldon Power Station (Weldon, N.C.)
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Item information

Title:
Site plan, Roanoke Navigation Canal, Halifax County, North Carolina
Topics:
Architecture
Subjects:
Aqueducts
Mills and mill-work
Powerhouses
Site plans
Original Format:
Measured drawings; scale: 1 in. = 2400 ft.; 483mm x 610mm
Item identifier:
bh028701401
Delineator:
Delineator:
Structural engineer:
Created Date:
Description:
1 of 21
Genre:
Architectural drawings
Location:
Halifax County (N.C.)
Digital Project:
Built Heritage

Source information

Repository:
Special Collections Research Center at NCSU Libraries
Collection:
Historic Architecture Research. Project Records (UA110.041) held by
Note field:
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Rights:
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Funding:
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Landscape:

Engineer:
Built:
Community:
Roanoke Rapids and Weldon
State:
North Carolina
Provenance note:
Roanoke Navigation and Water Power Company, first owner
Historical note:
The canal system was originally constructed to connect the Blue Ridge Mountains to the Atlantic Ocean, though this was never fulfilled. The canal and aqueduct were built from 1819 to 1823 by Hamilton Fulton. Railroad competition thwarted the use of the canal and it was not employed again until the 1890s when it was reconstructed to generate power for the Weldon Corn Mill and other factories. The canal associated with the powerhouses is considered one of the best examples of early nineteenth century canal construction in the nation and exists as built except for minor repairs. The canal is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Location:
Roanoke Rapids (N.C.)
Weldon (N.C.)
Subjects:
Canals
Aqueducts
Historic sites
National Register of Historic Places
Water-power
External Resources:
Historic Weldon: Chockoyotte Aqueduct

Building:

Built:
Community:
Roanoke Rapids
State:
North Carolina
Historical note:
The power house is associated with the Roanoke Navigation Canal system. The canal was originally constructed to connect the Blue Ridge Mountains to the Atlantic Ocean, though this was never fulfilled. Railroad competition thwarted the use of the canal, and it was not employed again until the 1890s when it was reconstructed to generate power factories. The power house was constructed in 1901, in order to use the canal as an energy source. The canal associated with the powerhouses is considered one of the best examples of early nineteenth century canal construction in the nation and exists as built except for minor repairs.
Provenance note:
Roanoke Navigation and Water Power Company, first owner
Location:
Roanoke Rapids (N.C.)
Subjects:
Water-power
Canals
Industrial buildings
Historic buildings
Historic sites
National Register of Historic Places
Powerhouses

Building:

Built:
Community:
Weldon
State:
North Carolina
Historical note:
Both the mill and its powerhouse are associated with the Roanoke Navigation Canal system, which was originally constructed to connect the Blue Ridge Mountains to the Atlantic Ocean, though this was never fulfilled. Railroad competition thwarted the use of the canal, and it was not employed again until the 1890s when it was reconstructed to generate power for the Weldon Corn Mill and other factories. The power house was constructed in 1901. The mill was originally part of a complex including a grain elevator, a cottonseed oil mill, and a cotton gin. In 1933, the mill was bought by the community of Weldon and converted into a community recreation center.
Location:
Weldon (N.C.)
Subjects:
Mills and mill-work
Historic sites
Canals
National Register of Historic Places
Corn -- Milling
Grain elevators
Factories
Cotton gins and ginning
Buildings -- Remodeling for other use
Community centers
Recreation centers

Building:

Built:
Community:
Weldon
State:
NC
Provenance note:
Roanoke Navigation and Water Power Company, first owner
Historical note:
The canal and aqueduct were built from 1819 to 1823 by Hamilton Fulton. A revision of the aqueduct was undertaken from 1890s-1904.
Location:
Weldon (N.C.)
Subjects:
Aqueducts
Canals
Water-power
Historic sites
Engineering
External Resources:
Historic Weldon: Chockoyotte Aqueduct

Building:

Built:
Community:
Weldon
State:
NC
Historical note:
Both the powerhouse and its mill are associated with the Roanoke Navigation Canal system, which was originally constructed to connect the Blue Ridge Mountains to the Atlantic Ocean, though this was never fulfilled. Railroad competition thwarted the use of the canal, and it was not employed again until the 1890s, when it was reconstructed to generate power for the Weldon Corn Mill and other factories. The power house was constructed in 1901, in order to use the canal as an energy source. The canal associated with the powerhouses is considered one of the best examples of early nineteenth century canal construction in the nation and exists as built except for minor repairs.
Provenance note:
Roanoke Navigation and Water Power Company, first owner
Location:
Weldon (N.C.)
Subjects:
Powerhouses
Mills and mill-work
Canals
Historic buildings
Historic sites
Water-power

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