The Terra Cotta community was originally a company town for workers of the Pomona Terra Cotta Manufacturing Company. Built-in 1886, the company primarily produced terra cotta pipes used in sewage systems across North Carolina as well as products like roof tiles and chimney liners. Company towns like Terra Cotta were communities built around one employer who provided housing as well as shops and other amenities. The Terra Cotta community was primarily from African American families who moved to the area for work. Although the company also employed white workers, they primarily lived in nearby unincorporated Pomona. Photos courtesy of Terra Cotta goes to Gail Williams & Terra Cotta Heritage Foundation.

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