Villages & Towns
The Town of Haw River is one of the many historic textile villages in Alamance County. While here, you can go through the Haw River Museum or check out Red Slide Park or any of the Haw River trails if you prefer the outdoors! While you're exploring, be sure to check out some of the local restaurants as well!
Glencoe Mill Village is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and a Alamance County historic landmark. This village offers a first hand look at what an original textile mill village looked like. While you're there, be sure to check out the Textile Heritage Museum or The Chairman's Retreat if you're looking for a venue! You can also hike parts of the Haw River Trail in Great Bend Park while you visit.
Snow Camp, a historic community in Alamance County, has several sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The history ranges from a pre-revolution Quaker settlement to a stop on the Underground Railroad. If you're more interested in spending time in the outdoors, visit the Cane Creek Mountains Natural Area and other outdoor parks and trails in the area!
Green Level was originally called Ruby Dew back in the 1930’s. It was a small tobacco farming community that was heavily populated by African Americans. The first school that was built in 1934 for the students of Green Level is still standing today and served as the old Town Hall. The town is also home to the Green Level Municipal Park. The park has something for everyone including regulation size Horseshoe Courts, a playground and several additional fields and courts!
The townships of Altamahaw and Ossipee are two additional historic textile mill sites here in Alamance County. While the towns are separate and were two different mill villages to begin with, they're often tied together as Altamahaw-Ossipee. While you're there be sure to visit two of Alamance Parks locations at the Altamahaw Dam and the Shallow Ford Natural Area!