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This photo of the home that once belonged to Anderson Mill supervisor Talmadge Embler was taken on January 17, 2015 – two days before it burned to the ground. South Carolina’s Upstate made an ideal home for textile mills in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The area’s proximity to water power, railroads, and prolific cotton crops meant that multiple mills sometimes developed within one town. In Anderson, the Anderson Cotton Mill was one of a several textile mills established. Along with neighboring Equinox Mill and Appleton Mill, a prosperous community developed.

Embler Home in Anderson, SC

William H. Myers, III of Seneca, 2015 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Abney Mills, a company founded by Greenwood native John Pope Abney, bought many textile mills throughout the Southeast during the twentieth century, including Anderson Mill. As a result, several such mills were also called Abney Mill. Anderson Mill – or Abney Mill – closed in 1991, leaving a void familiar to many South Carolina communities that had depended on their mills for prosperity. In 2003 a developer from Columbia bought the Embler home, which looked out from atop a prominent hill to oversee the mill village, with plans to rent it. The home had sat vacant prior to the fire.

We are grateful to William H. Myers, III for capturing this stately home before it was lost to the fire.


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Address: King Street, Anderson, SC 29625
GPS Coordinates: 34.507719,-82.658151


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3 Comments about Embler Home

SCIWAYNo Gravatar says:
October 24th, 2016 at 8:31 am

Hi, Steve. Thank you for your comment. If you would like to share photos with us, please send them here: https://www.sciway.net/forms/pictures.html Thank you so much!

Steve DunnNo Gravatar says:
October 23rd, 2016 at 12:37 pm

I love to see the old pictures of Anderson in South Carolina. I have some old pictures of the Abney baseball team years ago and old pictures of the employees of Anderson Mill. I would like to post them online or send a copy or give a copy to be shown on this web site. I have a letter from a owner of a mill Mr. Orr of Orr mills in 1900 which is signed by him. A lot of people that worked at the mills made Anderson of what Anderson is today.

Chafer Honea says:
February 2nd, 2015 at 7:32 pm

I remember A Mr. Manly living in this house. Also Mr Strickland Mr M.H. Seigler and then Talmadge Embler.





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