Details for Farmers Union Gin Company (Atlas Number 5209010264)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5209010264

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Marker Number 10264
Atlas Number 5209010264
Marker Title Farmers Union Gin Company
Index Entry Farmers Union Gin Company
Address Grove St.
City San Marcos
County Hays
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 602261
UTM Northing 3305325
Subject Codes manufacturing; mills - textile, fiber, gristmills, cotton gins; factories, industrial buildings
Marker Year 1981
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location at the corner of Grove and Hill St.
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text Local farmers Henry Kellerman, J. H. Barbee, A. H. Fleming, I. B. Rylander, and J. H. Williams purchased this site in 1908. Through their efforts the Farmers Union Gin Company was established here under the leadership of Oscar Calvin Smith. The first industrial plant of its size in San Marcos, the gin became vital to the area's cotton industry and remained in operation until 1966. This brick gin house, built in 1911, replaced an earlier structure which burned. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1981 Incise in base: Restored by Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Crook and Mr. and Mrs. Randall Morris - 1981