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A Memorial To Eli Whitney

 
 
A Memorial To Eli Whitney Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, July 2008
1. A Memorial To Eli Whitney Marker
Inscription.  For the invention of the American Cotton Gin

A contribution to the resources of civilization and to the material welfare of The United States
 
Erected 1902 by New England Cotton Manufactures Association.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
 
Location. 33° 28.633′ N, 81° 57.867′ W. Marker is in Augusta, Georgia, in Richmond County. Marker is at the intersection of 8th Street and Cotton Lane, on the left when traveling north on 8th Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Augusta GA 30901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Augusta Cotton Exchange (within shouting distance of this marker); The Mayham Tower (within shouting distance of this marker); Cotton (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Floods (about 400 feet away); The Levee (about 400 feet away); Indians (about 400 feet away); Industrial Heritage (about 400 feet away); Founding of Augusta (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Augusta.
 
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Eli Whitney invented the cotton gin and was a pioneer in the mass production of cotton. Whitney was born in Westboro, Massachusetts on December 8, 1765 and died on January 8, 1825. He graduated from Yale College in 1792. By April 1793, Whitney had designed and constructed the cotton gin, a machine that automated the separation of cottonseed from the short-staple cotton fiber.
 
A Memorial To Eli Whitney Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, 2008
2. A Memorial To Eli Whitney Marker
Eli Whitney image. Click for full size.
3. Eli Whitney
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 6, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 2,688 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 6, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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