Near Luling in Caldwell County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Erected 2010 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 16585.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers • Women. A significant historical year for this entry is 1880.
Location. 29° 45.462′ N, 97° 33.718′ W. Marker is near Luling, Texas, in Caldwell County Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 444 Wattsville Road, Luling TX 78648, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hall Cemetery (approx. 1˝ miles away); Clearfork Baptist Church (approx. 2.6 miles away); McNeil Baptist Church (approx. 3.7 miles away); McNeil Cemetery (approx. 3.8 miles away); Fleming Memorial Cemetery (approx. 6.6 miles away); Jeffrey Cemetery (approx. 6.7 miles away); Bethel Primitive Baptist Church (approx. 6.7 miles away); Theodore S. Lee (approx. 7.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Luling.
Also see . . . Cotton Ginning. Texas State Historical Association
Before cotton can be spun into yarn or thread and woven into cloth, the fibers must be separated from their seeds. In 1793 Eli Whitney had invented the cotton gin, a shortened term for "cotton engine." Whitney's patented machine featured a wooden cylinder with iron teeth or spikes, a grooved breastwork of brass or iron through which the spikes could pass but the seeds could not, and a brush cylinder behind the breastwork to clear cotton fibers from the spikes. Ginned seed cotton, or lint, was carried in baskets(Submitted on August 23, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 23, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 23, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 70 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 23, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.