Trion

The area around Trion was first settled by pioneer William Penn. The town is named for the trio of businessmen who founded Trion Factory—Andrew P. Allgood, his father-in-law Spencer S. Marsh, and Colonel William K. Briers. The history of Trion Factory—later The Trion Company, Riegel Textile and Mount Vernon Mills—is inseparable from the history of the town. Almost without interruption the company has been in production since 1846. In addition to the Allgood family from 1845 to 1912, the mill has been owned by the Benjamin D. Riegel family from 1912 to1987 and the R.B. Pamplin family since 1987.

Trion Photo Archive

Trion School 1902
Trion School 1902
Scene in Trion Mill mid 1920’s
Scene in Trion Mill mid 1920’s
May Day Festivities at Trion School, May 1962
May Day Festivities at Trion School, May 1962
Trion Red Sox, the areas best African American Baseball Team in 1952
Trion Red Sox, the areas best African American Baseball Team in 1952
Summerville News ad of local doctor fees in 1960
Summerville News ad of local doctor fees in 1960
“The Real Thing”… soft drinks come to Chattooga County
“The Real Thing”… soft drinks come to Chattooga County