David Dickey & Co.

Owner: David Dickey, Thomas Walker, Edward Chandler, Joseph Dickey
Industry type: Textile mill
Location: Henry Clay Mill
Active dates: 1824 -1831

Summary: David Dickey & Co. leased the mill known as the Hagley Cotton Factory from E. I. du Pont. The cotton-spinning company paid $2000 per year in rent and was also required to maintain the adjacent roads. By the time the company's lease ended in the spring of 1831, the 27-acre mill site included the mill itself, a dye house, a store, a blacksmith's shop and 20 stone tenements.

Citations: Boatman, Roy. The Brandywine Cotton Industry, 1795-1865. Hagley Research Report, 1957.