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Gilmer in Upshur County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

C.S.A. Leather Factories

 
 
C.S.A. Leather Factories Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2019
1. C.S.A. Leather Factories Marker
Inscription.  On this site during the Civil War, a shoe factory converted leather into footgear for the Confederate Army. A harness factory nearby made bridles and saddles and also leather lines and breechings that hitched horses and mules to gun carriages, wagons and ambulances, to move armies through campaigns and battles. Leather was obtained from a local tanyard that treated over 2,000 hides a year. East Texas plants furnished the South 900 sets of harness and 300 saddles monthly during the war.
 
Erected 1964 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 11324.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWar, US Civil.
 
Location. 32° 43.715′ N, 94° 56.681′ W. Marker is in Gilmer, Texas, in Upshur County. Marker is on Henderson Street near East Marshall Street (State Route 154), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 105 Henderson Street, Gilmer TX 75644, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Upshur County, C. S. A. / Emma Sampson Johnson (within shouting distance of this marker);
C.S.A. Leather Factories Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2019
2. C.S.A. Leather Factories Marker
Cherokee Trace (within shouting distance of this marker); Sam Houston Spoke Here (within shouting distance of this marker); The Looney School (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Upshur County Bell (about 400 feet away); 1925 Gilmer Post Office (about 400 feet away); "The Gilmer Mirror" (about 500 feet away); Croley Funeral Home (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gilmer.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 11, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 11, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 78 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 11, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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