Details for First Plant of Acme Brick Company (Atlas Number 5367001811)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5367001811


Marker Number 1811
Atlas Number 5367001811
Marker Title First Plant of Acme Brick Company
Index Entry Acme Brick Company, First Plant of
Address Bennett Road, 4 mi. off IH 20, W of Weatherford
City Weatherford
County Parker
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 589130
UTM Northing 3620443
Subject Codes manufacturing; geology; factories, industrial buildings
Marker Year 1966
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location From Weatherford, take US 80/I-20 west about 13.5 miles to FM 113. Take FM 113 about 1 mile north, then follow Bennett Road northwest about 3 miles.
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text One of earliest North Texas brick factories. Built in 1891 by George Bennett. Plant site located here because of large deposits of quality shale near Brazos River. Kilns were fired with locally mined coal; later with wood; then gas. Plant used mule-drawn wagons for short deliveries; the nearby T. & P. Railway for statewide sales. By 1966, its 75th anniversary, Acme is the largest maker of face brick in the United States. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, 1966.