On March 20, 2004, a catastrophic fire destroyed the Glendale Mill.
(Picture of the mill before the fire. Picture
taken around 1910).
The following photographs were taken by Mr. Terry
Gilmer during the fire. We appreciate him making these photographs
available to this website. Click on the small photograph to see a larger
(This photograph was taken from almost the same vantage point
as the 1910 photo above.)
There is an unusual figure in one of the windows in this photo
that some have called the "Fire Witch". Click on the following link
and see for yourself. The Fire Witch.
The website held a contest for the best story by a student and
adult about the Fire Witch. Click on the link to see who won and
to read the stories. Writing Contest.
This web site has been started
as a public service to share the story of Glendale. The web master
and person to contact about putting information on the web site is
Mary McKinney Teaster. Contact her at:
or by telephone at (843) 873-8117. See more
information about Mary and her Glendale connection at Mary McKinney Teaster.