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Madison in Madison County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Steam Engine of the Florida Manufacturing Company

 
 
Steam Engine of the Florida Manufacturing Company Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Julie Szabo, March 9, 2009
1. Steam Engine of the Florida Manufacturing Company Marker
Inscription. Across Range Street, this Unit was used in Cotton and Peanut processing until 1919 and later carried to Taylor County for use in the Lumber Industry. With a 5-foot Piston Stroke and a 16-foot Drive Wheel, this 500 HP Engine pulled 65 Gins in the World's Largest Sea Island Cotton Processing Plant. It was given to the Society by Earl Lee Loughridge and installed by Jesse Hughey and Paul McClune.
 
Erected by Madison County Historical Society.
 
Location. 30° 27.612′ N, 83° 24.805′ W. Marker is in Madison, Florida, in Madison County. Marker is on South Range Street (Florida Route 14), on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Madison FL 32340, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. W.T. Davis Building (approx. half a mile away); First Baptist Church 1898 Sanctuary (approx. 0.6 miles away); Pioneer Hickstown Baptist Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Wardlaw-Smith House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Wardlaw-Smith-Goza Conference Center (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Ellaville Post Office
Steam Engine of the Florida Manufacturing Company Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Julie Szabo, March 9, 2009
2. Steam Engine of the Florida Manufacturing Company Marker
(approx. 0.7 miles away); St. Mary's Episcopal Church (approx. 0.7 miles away); Concord Missionary Baptist Church (approx. 12.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Madison.
 
Categories. 20th CenturyAgricultureHorticulture & ForestryIndustry & CommerceNatural Resources
 
Steam Engine and Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Julie Szabo, March 9, 2009
3. Steam Engine and Marker
Cotton growing behind the Steam Engine Photo, Click for full size
By Julie Szabo, March 9, 2009
4. Cotton growing behind the Steam Engine
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida. This page has been viewed 1,346 times since then and 77 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida. • Christopher Busta-Peck was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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