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Near Ginger in Rains County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Site of Fraser Brick Company

 
 
Site of Fraser Brick Company Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2019
1. Site of Fraser Brick Company Marker
Inscription.  Here in 1905 Walter B. Fraser (1877-1968) built a pioneer Texas factory which produced bricks and hollow clay building tile. This was the first industrial plant in Rains County and it employed about 40 men.

When, in 1909, a post office was established near here, its name "Ginger" was taken from the distinctive color of the burnt clay bricks made at the plant.

Operations ceased when this clay supply neared exhaustion in the 1940s. Walter B. Fraser retired in 1944. The business prospered at its other Texas locations until sold in 1961.
 
Erected 1968 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 10858.)
 
Location. 32° 51.172′ N, 95° 43.54′ W. Marker is near Ginger, Texas, in Rains County. Marker is on U.S. 69 0.2 miles south of Farm to Market Road 779, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Emory TX 75440, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Amis House (approx. 2.6 miles away); Rains County Courthouse (approx. 2.7 miles away);

Marker & site of Fraser Brick Company in background. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2019
2. Marker & site of Fraser Brick Company in background.
Rains County (approx. 2.7 miles away); Near Offices of "Rains County Leader" (approx. 2.8 miles away); a different marker also named Rains County (approx. 3 miles away); Emory Rains (approx. 3 miles away); Ambrose Fitzgerald (approx. 3.2 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Texas State Historical Association about Ginger, Texas & the Fraser Brick Company. (Submitted on September 7, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
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Looking northwest towards Emory (3 miles distant). image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2019
3. Looking northwest towards Emory (3 miles distant).
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on September 7, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 7, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 46 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 7, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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