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Jefferson in Jackson County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Seed House

Shields-Ethridge Heritage Farm

 
 
Seed House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, October 8, 2021
1. Seed House Marker
Inscription.  During ginning operations about 800 pounds of cottonseed were collected for every 500-pound bale of cotton produced. Many of the local farmers who brought their cotton crops to the Ethridge gin would pay for the service by leaving a portion of their seed. Cottonseed was stored in this seed house from which most of it was sold to local mills producing oil for use in cooking oils, soaps, cosmetics and insecticides.

In the gin house a system of conveyor belts took seed removed from the gin stands either to the drive-under seed box on the east side of the gin, or out of the back of the building and across to this seed house. The hole where this duct entered the seed house can be seen above the door on the north side of the building.

This house is a wooden structure with a raised floor and plank siding. The large shuttered ventilators are a reminder that it was a very dusty place.

Behind the seed house there was a sawmill. The mill was dismantled and its equipment sold, but its foundations are still visible. (Marker Number 2.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture
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Location. 34° 3.797′ N, 83° 35.33′ W. Marker is in Jefferson, Georgia, in Jackson County. Marker can be reached from Etheridge Road just south of Johnson Mill Road, on the right when traveling south. Marker is mounted directly on the northeast corner of the subject building, just to the right of the entrance. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2355 Etheridge Road, Jefferson GA 30549, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cotton Gin (a few steps from this marker); Teacher's House (within shouting distance of this marker); Gin Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Milking Barn (within shouting distance of this marker); Tractor Shed (within shouting distance of this marker); Gristmill (within shouting distance of this marker); Blacksmith's Shop and Carpenter's Shop (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mule Barn, Yard and Cribs (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jefferson.
 
Regarding Seed House. Contributing property, Shields-Ethridge Heritage Farm, National Register of Historic Places #92000814.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Shields-Ethridge Heritage Farm
 
Seed House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, October 8, 2021
2. Seed House Marker
(marker is mounted just to right of the entrance)
Seed House Seed House (<i>east/front elevation</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, October 8, 2021
3. Seed House Seed House (east/front elevation)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 22, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 21, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 149 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 21, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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