Gilmer in Upshur County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
C.S.A Hat Factory
Hats for the Confederate Army were made here by Robert Potts Bros. Hatters during Civil War. In a year's time 300 pounds of wool was used for 600 hats valued at $7,000.
Overcoats, blankets, shoes and caps were also made in Texas factories for the army.
Housewives carded cotton and wool. Homes having spinning wheels and looms made sheeting, linsey and flannel. Others knitted socks, caps, slippers or sewed drawers, shirts pants.
Texas cloth output included 130,000 yards a month from the state penitentiary.
Erected 1964 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 11318.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • War, US Civil • Women.
Location. 32° 43.912′ N, 94° 56.681′ W. Marker is in Gilmer, Texas, in Upshur County. Marker is at the intersection of Titus Street and West Taylor Street, on the left when traveling north on Titus Street. The marker is located in front of a private business in the front yard. Touch for mapTouch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ragland Clinic-Hospital (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Looney School (approx. 0.2 miles away); Upshur County Bell (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Baptist Church of Gilmer (approx. 0.2 miles away); 1925 Gilmer Post Office (approx. 0.2 miles away); Upshur County, C. S. A. / Emma Sampson Johnson (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sam Houston Spoke Here (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cherokee Trace (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gilmer.
Also see . . . Texas in the American Civil War. Wikipedia (Submitted on November 28, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
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