Details for Postex Cotton Mill (Atlas Number 5169004089)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5169004089


Marker Number 4089
Atlas Number 5169004089
Marker Title Postex Cotton Mill
Index Entry Postex Cotton Mill
Address E. 7th St.
City Post
County Garza
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 278805
UTM Northing 3674616
Subject Codes agriculture, general; mills - textile, fiber, gristmills, cotton gins; cotton
Marker Year 1967
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark No
Private Property
Marker Location SE corner S. Avenue F and E. 7th St. See also 1962 RTHL marker for Postex Cotton Mill (Atlas no. 4090)
Marker Condition
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text Established 1912 by C. W. Post, creator of Post Cereals and a philanthropist. Mill was a part of Post's dream of diversified income for Garza County farmers and prosperity for town of Post. Mill--one of world's first to process cotton from raw state to finished product--had cotton gin and bleachery plus spinning, weaving and sewing rooms. At first it had 10,000 spindles and 480 broadlooms, employing about 250 workers. "Garza" brand textiles were marketed many years. Since expansion program in 1956, mill works on consignment to companies around the world. (1967)