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The bright and busy little city
WhitiAire is cosily set in a picturesque
valley in tae midst of high hills which
border Newberry and Union counties,
which, as this writer saw them first.
approaching from the eastward, prese^fed
as,pretty and inviting a picture
as could be-conceived, the hill sides all
aglow with (he rich coloring of the
fall, and the spires and white houses
of the town gleaming between the au
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as towns In this part of thv^ country
go. It dates from the opening of the
Seaboard- Air Line road through this
territory and even then was hardly
muc-j more than a name-until Mr. William
Coleman and his associates se
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lected this pretty spot for the location
of their new and splendid cotton mill.
The town of Whitmire now commands
a high class of trade and a large volume
from a wide territory of three
counties, Newberry, Laurens and
Union. 'The good people of Whitmire
think that their mother town, New
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berry, is jeaious or tne younger town s >
progress, just as young folks will get
wrong ideas in their minds, for older
Newberry takes a parental pride in
the rapid growth and development of
each and every one of her daughter^
. Little City of Lovely
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| and Whitmire is one that does her
credit. The settlement is made on
Duncan's creek, one of the historicstreams
of the country, where the earliest
of the settlements were made, and i
when cne sees the beautiful valley of j
[hat creek, the hills still clothed with ,
:he forest prime.al, there is no won-1
der that the firsc settlers who came j
there stopped and stayed. *The town
.5 named for the family of that name
who lived near there and owned for
generations an elegant country home,
i'he old home stands near the town.
The comin? of the cotion mill gave
a A'hitmire the ;tart on her growth J
;> rhe little city that she now i?. The |
nil! store and banks and other con-'
veniences, that of a markec for cotton
:>nd produce,'attracted other business
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cf the town is still almost wholly those
interested.in the operation of the mill,
there are a number of high class business
housesAhat would do credit to
Jny city in the state. A second bank
is being built, the company having already
been organized. One of the best
graded schools in the county is located
here. There is a good hotel, a number
of good restaurants, a first-class moving
picture theater, well equipped for
the entertainment of the people of the
town and the visitors. The town is
electrically lighted, has good streets
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government, churches representing all
of the usual denominations of Chriscian
faith found in this section and
the town is growing apace. Its stores
are housed in handsome two-story
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brick buildings, their stocks are large
and varied and the highest class of
goods is carried in them all. The
merchants are busy all the year round.
and are making money, which they are
putting back into the development o'
the community along general lines.
The town government consists of W.
F. Howard, mayor; B. H. Herren, J. W.
Hipp, Frank Sinclare and M. E. Abrams
councilman; S. A. Jeter clerk and
treasurer. iTTie tax levied for town
purposes is five mills, and a privilege
lic.-nse lax is imposed on business conJ
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cerns The town has an adequate po I
lice lore.?, bat they have not had; a ;
greai deal of disorder to contend with.
Liquor, gambling, loafers and bad
characters are kept out of the town
ai d -he citizens and people who come
tiiert for business behave themselves.
The town was incorporated in 1906.
The cause of justice is carefully guarded
by the genial and popular Judge R.
M. A ugh try and his constable, Mr. P. C.!
O'Dell, who has ridden for every magistrate
who has held the office there
for twelve years, and he has a mighty
good record to His credit.
r " *me of the things which Whitmir
has may be summarized and epitomized
by the following statement: One
of the banks, the William Coleman fc
Co., Bankers, has no capital stock but
has a surplus and undivided profit of
$50,259.90 and individual deposits subject
to check of $114,863.13. according
to the last statement of November 10, j
and is one of the strongest financial
institutions in tae county. This is one
of the branches of the big mill that i^
injthe town and that really made tno
town. Another branch of this-big mill
is the company store, which is up in
the town and is one of the largest and I
best equipped stores in the county, and
for that matter, in this part of the
state. In fact it is a real department
store and carries a large assortment
and a full stock in all lines, from a
shoe shine to a lady's fine hat and a
nice porterhouse steak, all in this im-.
Whit mi re lias:
' Three churciie;?Methodist, Presbyterian
and Baptist. In charge of Rev
J. M. Fridy, Rev. T. A. Beckett, Jr.,
and Rev. W. E. Furcron, respectively.
A splendidly equipped and modern
high school building, heated by steam
and lighted by electricity.
Its secret orders embrace the Masonic
lodge. Woodmen of the World
and Red Men.
It maintains an efficient Charities
Association under the leadership of
Rev. W. E. Furcron.
Here are to be found a number
of large mercantile establishments.
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among which three or four of them
carry as good an assortment of merchandise
as can be found in any store
in the county.
The town has two banking establishments.
One of the county's strongest
institutions?William Coleman & Co.,
Private Bankers?is located here. It
has served this section of Newberry
county and parts of Union and Laurens
county faithfully and efficiently for
years, in fact ever since Whitmire was
a cross-roads. The other bank is just
organizing and will be known as the
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3ank of Whitmire.
The Glenn-Lowry Manufacturing
Company, one of the largest and most
nodernly'equipped cotton mills of the
state, is located here. It has beautifui
md well kept buildings and grounds
md the 'village is recognized as one
)f the cleanest to be found anywhere.
The mill is run by electric power, has
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lies, and the combined pay roll includes
more than 900 names. The operatives'
homes are'lighted by elec
tricity and most of the nouses are
eauiDDed with water suor>lied from
three deep wells on the company's
property. This water is regularly analyzed
by authorities, which insures a
good supply of pure water and a minimum
amount of sickness. Mr. A. P.
Hurt is the superintendent of the plant
and he is surrounded by a well equipped
and capable organization consisting
of Mr. W. F. Howard, in charge of
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weaving; QJr. W. A. Morris, of the
card room; Mr. J. A. Campbell of the
spinning room; Mr. J. C. C. Humphries
of the cloth room and Mr. B. H; Herren
of the shops.
The Glenn-Lowry Manufacturing
Company also operates a big ginnery
ami mercantile store.
The town is lighted by electricity
and some sections have water mains
.which supplies water to residences.
It is situated in a beautiful rolling
section of the country, amongst the
hills, which gives splendid drainage!
I and frees this section of mosquitoes
and malaria. The health record is
i second to none in the state.
The main line of the Seaboard Air
Line "railway from New York to Birmingham
runs through the town limits
and gives splendid passenger and
freight service. iThe road operates j
Lhree passenger trains ea&h way per j
Jay and several local and through
The town has a well run hotel, three
barber shops, drug store, grist mill,
undertaking and furniture establishment,
two meat markets and a splendid
moving picture theater.
The Whitmire Concert Band is one
of the best musical organizations in
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The Whitmire School.
The graded school of Whitmire is
conducted in a splendid $10,000 school
building, which is the pride of the
town. The school board consists of
Z. H. Suber, A. P. Hurt and T. W. Coleman.
They are an active and earnest
body of men and give time and attention
to the work of the school. The
teaching force consists of C. B. Hanna,
superintendent; Miss Alma Lupo, Mrs.
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S. A. Jeter, Miss Lula Donnan and
Miss Lydia 'Coleman, teacher of music,
Miss Winton Agnew and Miss Nell
Fridiy. They are doing a good work
in the community, both in and out of
The C. H. Cooper Company.
The C. H. Cooper Company have at
Whitmire one of the largest stores in
the county. The capital stock of the
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corporation is ^>iu,uuu. mr. n. v.uupcr
is president and treasurer, M. E. Abrams
secretary and manager. The
original company was formed with Mr.
J. I). Stokes as president, and he held
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I that nosition in the company until hia
death nearly two years ago. The bu?i-c.
ness has been conducted very successfully
for ten years. *The present handsome
building occupies the site of one
that was burned several years ago. It
is owned by Mr. Abrams. The Cooper
Company sells practically everything'
in the way of merchandise that can be
called for by the farmers or town people.
The store is a big double building
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! ern cash register and cash railway
system is employed to facilitate business.
This company sells the coffins
and caskets used through that section
of the country. They have a large and
handsome line of furniture and house
furnishing goods, stoves and ranges
for oil, wood or coal. They have a
well stocked grocery department carrying
plain and fancy groceries, a very
large stock of dry goods, men's and
women's ready to wear, notions and the
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like, shoes, hats and clothing. These
gentlemen are wide awake and progressive
merchants, public spirited
town builders, and they are bringing ^
thousands of dollars worth of trade to
Whitmire every year because the country
trade knows that it is no guess
work about finding just what they want
Wilier Bros. Department Store.
Miller Bros.' Department Store is a
place of business that would do credit
to any city in the state. The store
building is a handsome two story dou^j|
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ble store brick building, and it is filled
to the roof with goods of all kinds.
The manager of the business says that
it is his ambition to have everything
to sell that any one in the community
wants to buy, and to buy anything
any one has to sell. He buiys cotton,
and cotton seed, and country produce
of all kinds. He sells wagons and buggies.
lumber, brick, cement, shingles
and all building material; fertflizers.
dry goods, clothing, hardware, groceries,
clothing and notions, automobiles
and supplies. The store is neatly
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