Long Island Mill And Village
The Long Island Cotton Mill, operated by the Superior Yarn Mills company, closed on October 3, 1959 due to the formation of Lake Norman.
The lake overflowed onto both sides of the river, swallowing up both the mill and village homes of its workers.
With most portions of the mill constructed of stone and masonry, it was left fairly intact, as were the village church and many of the mill workers homes. The mill, village store, and many of the homes were already owned by Duke Power at the time plans were announced for the lake.