Richmond in Fort Bend County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
H. Schumacher Oil Works
Schumacher was honored for his contributions to the cottonseed oil industry about 1883 with a dinner at the White House given by President Chester A. Arthur.
The first mill burned in 1910, but was soon rebuilt, complete with modern machinery. The oil works ceased operation in 1954.
Erected 1974 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 8615.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #21 Chester A. Arthur series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1873.
Location. 29° 35.134′ N, 95° 45.808′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Texas, in Fort Bend Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 401 North 2nd Street, Richmond TX 77469, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William Morton (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas Jefferson Smith (within shouting distance of this marker); Walter Moses Burton (within shouting distance of this marker); Morton Cemetery (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); John McNabb (about 400 feet away); Morton Cemetery 1822 (about 500 feet away); Site of the Home of Randal Jones (about 500 feet away); Fort Bend County Jail (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
More about this marker. The Texas Historical Commission Atlas has no record of a marker by this name either in Richmond or Fort Bend County. However there is a marker (#8615) with the same name and text listed as existing in Navasota, Grimes County (approximately 70 miles north of Richmond, and where the H. Schumacher Oil Works was located). The Atlas states that the Navasota marker has been reported missing so it seems likely that this marker was relocated from Navasota to Richmond at some point.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 26, 2018. It was originally submitted on November 19, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 208 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 19, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.