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Winters in Runnels County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Old Cotton Oil Mill

 
 
Old Cotton Oil Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 10, 2015
1. Old Cotton Oil Mill Marker
Inscription.  

First local industrial plant. Processed cottonseed into cake, meal, hulls, oil. Gave city good payroll, a work whistle marking times of day, and a good aroma.

Built 1909-10 by Bird, Hall & Mertz, of San Angelo. Stone for millhouse was quarried at Posey farm, on Gap Creek (SE of city).

Owned by Herman Giesecke and Associates, of Ballinger (1911-27); then by Anderson, Clayton & Co., of Houston. Mill closed in 1939 after cotton farming declined.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1962
 
Erected 1962 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 3713.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1939.
 
Location. 31° 57.941′ N, 99° 57.895′ W. Marker is in Winters, Texas, in Runnels County. Marker is at the intersection of N. Melwood Street and W. College Street, on the left when traveling north on N. Melwood Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Winters TX 79567, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Robert Cooke, M.D. (within shouting distance
Old Cotton Oil Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 10, 2015
2. Old Cotton Oil Mill Marker
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of this marker); Winters Brass Band (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Winters FFA Chapter (approx. ¼ mile away); Winters Korean Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Blue Gap Post Office (approx. half a mile away); Winters (approx. half a mile away); Winters Public Library (approx. half a mile away); Rock Hotel (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winters.
 
Marker at Northwest Corner of Intersection<br>of N. Melwood Street and W. College Street image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 10, 2015
3. Marker at Northwest Corner of Intersection
of N. Melwood Street and W. College Street
Cotton Oil Mill Factory Building and Millhouse image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 10, 2015
4. Cotton Oil Mill Factory Building and Millhouse
View to the west from N. Melwood Street
Cotton Oil Mill Factory Building image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 10, 2015
5. Cotton Oil Mill Factory Building
Cotton Oil Millhouse image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 10, 2015
6. Cotton Oil Millhouse
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 18, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 357 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on April 18, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.

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