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Belton in Bell County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Belton Farmers Co-op Gin

 
 
Belton Farmers Co-op Gin Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry D. Moore, May 5, 2020
1. Belton Farmers Co-op Gin Marker
Inscription.  The Belton Farmers Co-op Gin, built in 1927 along Nolan Creek, is a rare example of a surviving brick cotton gin in Central Texas. It was built by an association of local cotton farmers to replace an earlier gin that had burned down on the site in the 1920s. During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Belton was the center of cotton processing, commerce, and shipping for Bell County. While most cotton gins built in this region were frame structures with wood or sheet metal cladding, the Belton Farmers Co-op Gin is made of load-bearing common bond brick walls. The 2-story rectangular building has a sheet-metal hipped roof and a small cupola near the center. After World War II, the gin was closed.
 
Erected 2012 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 17122.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1927.
 
Location. 31° 3.294′ N, 97° 27.803′ W. Marker is in Belton, Texas, in Bell County. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 219 South East Street, Belton TX 76513, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bell County Courthouses (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of the Central Manufacturing Co. (about 400 feet away); Bell County Courthouse (about 500 feet away); Bell County Confederate Memorial (about 500 feet away); Cochran, Blair and Potts Department Store (about 500 feet away); William Whitaker Reed (approx. 0.2 miles away); Keifer Marshall, Jr. (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Carnegie Library Building (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Belton.
 
Belton Farmers Co-op Gin Marker Area image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry D. Moore, May 5, 2020
2. Belton Farmers Co-op Gin Marker Area
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 5, 2020, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. This page has been viewed 269 times since then and 75 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 5, 2020, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas.

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Sep. 22, 2023