Winters in Runnels County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Old Cotton Oil Mill
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: Agriculture • Industry & 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 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.
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.