Details for Burton Farmers Gin (Atlas Number 5477008317)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5477008317


Marker Number 8317
Atlas Number 5477008317
Marker Title Burton Farmers Gin
Index Entry Burton Farmers Gin
City Burton
County Washington
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 731713
UTM Northing 3341236
Subject Codes factories, industrial buildings
Marker Year 1988
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location On Main St. near intersection with Mulberry, Burton.
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text In December 1913 a group of local farmers met to organize the Burton Farmers Gin Association. This two-story corrugated metal-clad gin building was constructed in 1914. The gin's machinery was steam-powered until 1925, when an oil engine was installed. The only cotton gin in town after 1948, it continued operations through 1974. The Burton Farmers Gin is one of the few remaining complete gin and mill complexes in the United States.


Burton Farmers Gin
Burton Farmers Gin