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Farmers Union Gin Company

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San Marcos, TX, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 29° 52' 27.39461999988", -97° 56' 27.91887"
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    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

This page last updated: 7/15/2008

Farmers Union Gin Company Historical Marker Location Map, San Marcos, Texas