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 Mill won Army Navy E award for contribution to the war effort in 1943
Trion Mill won Army Navy E award for contribution to the war effort in 1943
1920’s photo of a giveaway by the Trion Mill Store
1920’s photo of a giveaway by the Trion Mill Store
Trade Day…back in the 1980’s
Trade Day…back in the 1980’s
A flag raising ceremony at Trion Mill 1941
A flag raising ceremony at Trion Mill 1941
A Band in Trion in the early 1900’s
A Band in Trion in the early 1900’s
Trion Mill employees who were in the service during WWII were on the Roll of Honor at the Mill
Trion Mill employees who were in the service during WWII were on the Roll of Honor at the Mill