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 second grade,1922
Trion School second grade,1922
The Allgood Home in Trion, built by one of the founders of the mill. The home was torn down in 1978
The Allgood Home in Trion, built by one of the founders of the mill. The home was torn down in 1978
Breaktime at Riegel Mills in Trion, Serva-teria is so 50’s !
Breaktime at Riegel Mills in Trion, Serva-teria is so 50’s !
Opening day 1961 at Riegel Fabrics in the Triangle Shopping Center, Trion
Opening day 1961 at Riegel Fabrics in the Triangle Shopping Center, Trion
100th Anniversary Trion Methodist Church 1944
100th Anniversary Trion Methodist Church 1944
Trion Methodist Church celebrates it’s 100th anniversary in 1944
Trion Methodist Church celebrates it’s 100th anniversary in 1944