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Luling in Caldwell County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Zedler's Mills

 
 
Zedler's Mills Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, September 1, 2014
1. Zedler's Mills Marker
Inscription.  John and James Meriwether and Leonidas Hardeman in 1874 built gristmill and sawmill at this site, with a stone dam across the San Marcos River. Bob Innes, John Orchard, J.K. Walker, and Fritz Zedler, as Luling Water Power Co., bought mills in 1884, adding a cotton gin. A milling veteran, Zedler in 1888 bought all stock and made his eldest son his business partner. The gin soon burned and was rebuilt. Additional units were added over time. Sons Herman and Charles the joined firm in 1890. In 1888 the Zedlers began furnishing water and in 1894 electric power to the city. In time various mill units closed; operations ceased about 1960.
 
Erected 1974 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 9786.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1874.
 
Location. 29° 40.045′ N, 97° 39.082′ W. Marker is in Luling, Texas, in Caldwell County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of South Laurel Avenue and South Magnolia Avenue (Texas Highway 80), on the right when traveling south
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By Jim Evans, September 1, 2014
2. Zedler's Mill
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. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1170 South Laurel Avenue, Luling TX 78648, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Baptist Church of Luling (approx. 1.1 miles away); Edgar B. Davis (approx. 1.1 miles away); William Johnson Cabin (approx. 1.2 miles away); Old Nixon Cemetery (approx. 4.1 miles away); Rafael Rios No. 1 (approx. 5.8 miles away); Prairie Lea United Methodist Church (approx. 7.4 miles away); Harwood Methodist Church and Masonic Lodge (approx. 8.9 miles away); Theodore S. Lee (approx. 9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Luling.
 
Also see . . .
1. Zedler's Mill's Facebook Page. (Submitted on September 5, 2014, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
2. Zedler's Mill in the Handbook of Texas. (Submitted on September 5, 2014, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
 
Footbridge to Zedler's Mills image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, September 1, 2014
3. Footbridge to Zedler's Mills
Marker is across the footbridge and on the right
Zedler's Mills Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, September 1, 2014
4. Zedler's Mills Marker
Marker is near the left of the picture.
Zedler's Mills Display image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, September 1, 2014
5. Zedler's Mills Display
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 5, 2014, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 462 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 5, 2014, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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