We had driven through a portion of Weldon prior to yesterday. What we saw was not very inviting, so we couldn't imagine there being shoppes/outlets "along the river," but we figured we must have missed something. So back we went.
We followed the signs and ended up at an old cotton mill that is now home to the shoppes/outlets mentioned on the signs.
The Weldon Cotton Manufacturing Company was a major component of the industrial development of the Roanoke Navigational Canal in the early 1900s. It was the only textile plant on the canal and produced yarns and underwear.
What a pleasant surprise we found when we walked through the door. The area to the right was full of wonderful antiques.
Until next time, God bless.