The Milton Heritage Greenway & Walking Trail Project
Currently Milton Renaissance Foundation is the tax-exempt sponsoring organization of The Milton Heritage Greenway & Walking Trail. Milton’s early warehouse district, located in a now wooded-over area between Fairview Street and East Street, the area behind Commercial Row, include streets still owned by the Town of Milton. Town Commissioners voted to reopen the old Crop Street, connecting Liberty Street (named for Liberty Warehouse, which is thought to have been the first warehouse with appointed inspectors) to Bridge Street North, formerly Warehouse Street. This will be Milton’s first community pedestrian recreational space. Groundbreaking is planned for April 4, 2022. Should you desire to donate towards this project, checks may be sent to Milton Renaissance Foundation, Attention Greenway Project, PO Box 86 Milton NC 27305. Check back soon for photos of the progress.
Duke Energy Foundation is a Premier Sponsor of The Milton Heritage Greenway & Walking Trails. We are pleased to be recipients of A Duke Energy Foundation $10,000 grant to aid the funding of this project. We thank them for this investment in our community!
The Claude Allen Plug Tobacco Factory
Milton Renaissance Foundation is additionally working with Milton Preservation and Beautification Society towards the restoration of The Claude Allen Plug Tobacco Factory. Though small, this structure is the last vestige of Milton’s manufacturing glory days. Milton produced tobacco before cigarettes. Tobacco processed here was for pipe smoking and chewing. Fun fact: research thus far has concluded the factory namesake, Claude, was actually a nickname for Claudia, younger sister of last known operator Clifton Allen. If you would desire to donate towards this project, contact Milton Preservation and Beautification Society (a 501c3 organization) PO Box 36 Milton NC 27305.
Entrance to the factory. This too is in a deteriorated, unstable state.