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Winters in Runnels County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Old Cotton Oil Mill

 
 
Old Cotton Oil Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 10, 2015
1. Old Cotton Oil Mill Marker
Inscription. First local industrial plant. Processed cottonseed into cake, meal, hulls, oil. Gave city good payroll, a work whistle marking times of day, and a good aroma.
Built 1909-10 by Bird, Hall & Mertz, of San Angelo. Stone for millhouse was quarried at Posey farm, on Gap Creek (SE of city).
Owned by Herman Giesecke and Associates, of Ballinger (1911-27); then by Anderson, Clayton & Co., of Houston. Mill closed in 1939 after cotton farming declined.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1962

 
Erected 1962 by Texas State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 3713.)
 
Location. 31° 57.941′ N, 99° 57.895′ W. Marker is in Winters, Texas, in Runnels County. Marker is at the intersection of N. Melwood Street and W. College Street, on the left when traveling north on N. Melwood Street. 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 walking distance of this marker. Robert Cooke, M.D. (within shouting distance of this marker); Winters Brass Band (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Winters FFA Chapter (approx. mile away); Winters Korean Veterans Memorial
Old Cotton Oil Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 10, 2015
2. Old Cotton Oil Mill Marker
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Blue Gap Post Office (approx. half a mile away); Winters (approx. half a mile away); Winters Public Library (approx. half a mile away); Rock Hotel (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Winters.
 
Categories. AgricultureIndustry & Commerce
 
Marker at Northwest Corner of Intersection<br>of N. Melwood Street and W. College Street image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 10, 2015
3. Marker at Northwest Corner of Intersection
of N. Melwood Street and W. College Street
Cotton Oil Mill Factory Building and Millhouse image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 10, 2015
4. Cotton Oil Mill Factory Building and Millhouse
View to the west from N. Melwood Street
Cotton Oil Mill Factory Building image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 10, 2015
5. Cotton Oil Mill Factory Building
Cotton Oil Millhouse image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 10, 2015
6. Cotton Oil Millhouse
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 173 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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