A new start for a historic mill
Once a cornerstone of the textile industry, an old mill has a new life
Brookside Mills, located in Knox County, TN, was a textile mill that was founded in 1885 and at its peak employed over 1,000 people. Its former uses included fabric weaving, dying, and sewing operations. It was at some point a department store, and during a portion of its history, coal was used as an energy source. Weaving operations continued in some form at the Brookside factory until 1969. In 1996 the buildings were demolished.You may need a PDF reader to view some of the files on this page. See EPA’s About PDF page to learn more.
- Brookside Mills, Knox County, TN (PDF)(1 pg, 702 K)