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Marble Falls in Burnet County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Marble Falls Factory Site

 
 
Marble Falls Factory Site Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith Peterson, December 23, 2007
1. Marble Falls Factory Site Marker
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The potential of water power on the Colorado River led town developer Gen. Adam R. Johnson and Farmers Alliance members to build a cotton mill on this site in the 1890s. The two-story stone factory, 300 ft. long and 100 ft. wide, was erected for the Marble Falls Cotton and Woolen Co., formed in 1892. New machinery run by hydroelectric power was installed by the Marble Falls Textile Mills Co. In the 1920s, woolen goods, surgical gauze, and air conditioners were made here before the factory was gutted by fire in 1964 and razed in 1971.
 
Erected 1977 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 9730.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1892.
 
Location. 30° 34.163′ N, 98° 16.574′ W. Marker is in Marble Falls, Texas, in Burnet County. Marker is on 112 N US-281 close to 1st St., on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Marble Falls TX 78654, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Roper Hotel (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); 1910 Post Office Building
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(about 800 feet away); Michel's Drug Store (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jim Lovell (approx. 0.2 miles away); Floyd Tillman (approx. ¼ mile away); Otto Ebeling House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Christian-Matern House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Governor O. M. Roberts' House (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marble Falls.
 
Marble Falls Factory Site Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith Peterson, December 23, 2007
2. Marble Falls Factory Site Marker
Marble Falls Factory image. Click for full size.
from file of Herman Brown Free Library, Burnet, Texas
3. Marble Falls Factory
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 16, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,523 times since then and 138 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 16, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.   3. submitted on March 26, 2010, by JoAnn Myers of Burnet, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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