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Madison in Madison County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The Florida Manufacturing Company

World's Largest Sea Island Cotton Processing Plant

 
 
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By Tim Fillmon, December 5, 2014
1. The Florida Manufacturing Company Marker
Inscription.  Captain John L. Inglis began in this area The Florida Manufacturing Company in 1874. This plant ginned as many as ten thousand bales of Sea Island Long Staple Cotton in one year. The thread was widely used for general purposes and making English broadcloth. The plant was acquired by J.& P. Coats in 1890. The compression of seed was added later to ginning and baling of cotton. Activities ended with the coming of the Mexican Boll Weevil in 1916. This warehouse is the only remaining building of the manufacturing complex.
 
Erected 1971 by Coats & Clark Inc. in cooperation with Department of State, Bureau of Historic Preservation. (Marker Number F-182.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1874.
 
Location. 30° 27.583′ N, 83° 24.785′ W. Marker is in Madison, Florida, in Madison County. Marker is at the intersection of Southwest Range Avenue (Florida Route 14) and Southwest Santa Fe Street, on the right when traveling north on Southwest Range Avenue.
The Florida Manufacturing Company Marker with the steam engine in the background image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, December 5, 2014
2. The Florida Manufacturing Company Marker with the steam engine in the background
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Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Madison FL 32340, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Steam Engine of the Florida Manufacturing Company (within shouting distance of this marker); City of Madison (approx. 0.6 miles away); W.T. Davis Building (approx. 0.6 miles away); First Baptist Church 1898 Sanctuary (approx. 0.7 miles away); Captain Richard G. Bradford (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Four Freedoms Monument (approx. 0.7 miles away); Seminole Indian War Blockhouse (approx. 0.7 miles away); Pioneer Hickstown Baptist Church (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Madison.
 
The Florida Manufacturing Company image. Click for full size.
By Florida Memory, circa 1890
3. The Florida Manufacturing Company
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 5, 2020, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 67 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 5, 2020, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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