||First Plant of Acme Brick Company
||Acme Brick Company, First Plant of
||Bennett Road, 4 mi. off IH 20, W of Weatherford
||manufacturing; geology; factories, industrial buildings
||Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
||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.
||Medallion & Plate
|| 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.