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

Steam Engine of the Florida Manufacturing Company

 
 
Steam Engine of the Florida Manufacturing Company Marker image. Click for full size.
By Julie Szabo, March 9, 2009
1. Steam Engine of the Florida Manufacturing Company Marker
Inscription.  Across Range Street, this Unit was used in Cotton and Peanut processing until 1919 and later carried to Taylor County for use in the Lumber Industry. With a 5-foot Piston Stroke and a 16-foot Drive Wheel, this 500 HP Engine pulled 65 Gins in the World's Largest Sea Island Cotton Processing Plant. It was given to the Society by Earl Lee Loughridge and installed by Jesse Hughey and Paul McClune.
 
Erected by Madison County Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
 
Location. 30° 27.612′ N, 83° 24.805′ W. Marker is in Madison, Florida, in Madison County. Marker is on South Range Street (State Road 14), on the left when traveling north. 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. The Florida Manufacturing Company (within shouting distance of this marker); City of Madison (approx. half a mile away); W.T. Davis Building (approx. half a mile away); First Baptist Church 1898 Sanctuary
Steam Engine of the Florida Manufacturing Company Marker image. Click for full size.
By Julie Szabo, March 9, 2009
2. Steam Engine of the Florida Manufacturing Company Marker
(approx. 0.6 miles away); Captain Richard G. Bradford (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Four Freedoms Monument (approx. 0.6 miles away); Pioneer Hickstown Baptist Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Seminole Indian War Blockhouse (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Madison.
 
Steam Engine and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Julie Szabo, March 9, 2009
3. Steam Engine and Marker
Cotton growing behind the Steam Engine image. Click for full size.
By Julie Szabo, March 9, 2009
4. Cotton growing behind the Steam Engine
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 7, 2009, by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida. This page has been viewed 1,614 times since then and 133 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 7, 2009, by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida. • Christopher Busta-Peck was the editor who published this page.
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