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Cotton Production in Runnels County

 
 
Cotton Production in Runnels County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 18, 2014
1. Cotton Production in Runnels County Marker
Inscription. In 1884, when most of Runnels County was range for livestock, R.F. Counts (1838-1892) planted an experimental cotton field near this site. His success encouraged other area farmers, who raised 88 bales in 1888. First cotton gin in the nearby town of Content was a converted corn and flour mill. C.W. Miller and C.E. Woodrow built a new gin (1 mi. NE) about 1897. The County had about 40 gins to process its peak harvest of 78,172 bales in 1932. Cotton boosted property values in this area and remains a principal crop.
 
Erected 1976 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1077.)
 
Location. 32° 2.339′ N, 99° 44.999′ W. Marker is near Novice, Texas, in Runnels County. Marker is on Farm to Market Road 382 0.3 miles north of County Road 189, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Winters TX 79567, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ranger Peak (here, next to this marker); Ranger Campsite (here, next to this marker); Counts Cemetery (approx. 0.8 miles away); Old Townsite of Content (approx. 0.9 miles away);
Cotton Production in Runnels County, Ranger Peak, and Ranger Campsite Markers image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 18, 2014
2. Cotton Production in Runnels County, Ranger Peak, and Ranger Campsite Markers
Alec Simmons (approx. 1.3 miles away but has been reported missing); Atoka Cemetery (approx. 5.5 miles away); Crews (approx. 7.4 miles away); Jim Ned Creek (approx. 11.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Novice.
 
Categories. Agriculture
 
Cotton Production in Runnels County, Ranger Peak, and Ranger Campsite Markers image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 18, 2014
3. Cotton Production in Runnels County, Ranger Peak, and Ranger Campsite Markers
View to the east across Farm to Market Road 382
View to North Along Farm to Market Road 382 image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 18, 2014
4. View to North Along Farm to Market Road 382
View to South Along Farm to Market Road 382 image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 18, 2014
5. View to South Along Farm to Market Road 382
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 244 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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