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Barksdale in Edwards County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Site of Nix Mill

(1885 - 1926)

 
 
Site of Nix Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, November 28, 2020
1. Site of Nix Mill Marker
Inscription.  Built by John L. Nix (1842-1915) to cut rawhide lumber, grind corn and wheat, and gin cotton. Upper floor housed gin; lower, grist mill. On east side was sawmill with wood furnace and boiler to furnish steam power. Furnace was fed cedar and oak wood. Spanish oaks, white oaks, and elms from Nueces River watercourse were sawed into the rawhide lumber from which were built town's wagon yard, feed stalls, a dance hall, and other structures.

After Nix, successive owners were J. L. Jackson, W. D. Hutcherson, Edward Miller, Matthew Taylor, and O. C. Henderson.
 
Erected 1972 by Texas State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 4841.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
 
Location. 29° 43.473′ N, 100° 2.085′ W. Marker is in Barksdale, Texas, in Edwards County. Marker is on State Highway 55 south of Market Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 25772 TX-55, Barksdale TX 78828, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies.
Site of Nix Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, November 28, 2020
2. Site of Nix Mill Marker
Marker is the middle of the three markers visible in this photo.
The Pioneer Coalsons (here, next to this marker); Dixie Settlement (here, next to this marker); Camp Fawcett (approx. 0.8 miles away); Site of the Mission San Lorenzo De La Santa Cruz (approx. 3˝ miles away); Site of Camp Wood (approx. 3˝ miles away); Charles A. Lindbergh in Texas (approx. 3.9 miles away); Vance Cemetery (approx. 6.3 miles away); General John R. Baylor (approx. 12.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Barksdale.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 2, 2020, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas. This page has been viewed 33 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 3, 2020, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas.
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