Scotland Neck, North Carolina
Scotland Neck is a small town with a substantial inventory of 19th century buildings. It is relatively isolated in eastern North Carolina and far off the beaten path. Scotland Neck was formed at the combination of two smaller towns in 1867. It was primarily an agricultural trading and processing center for most of its existence and continues to be today. Scotland Neck Cotton Mills was built in 1889 (photo above) and the Crescent Hosiery mill in 1902 (photo below) as the textile industry swept North Carolina. Both mills have been closed for a very long time and are boarded up today. Recently, a large photovoltaic solar farm has been built on the outskirts of town. The Sylvan Heights Bird Park in Scotland Neck has a collection of around 2,000 exotic birds and is an interesting and probably unexpected attraction for a town as small as Scotland Neck.
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