First Cotton Factory, The

The first cotton factory in the province was a joint-stock company founded by local citizens in Thorold in 1847. Water-powered looms produced sheeting, scrim and batting in an operation that heralded the establishment of what was to become an important provincial industry.


In Centennial Park, Albert Street West near the site of the former factory, Thorold

Region: Niagara Falls and Region

County/District: Regional Municipality of Niagara

Municipality: City of Thorold