Nocona in Montague County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Cotton Gin & Grist Millstones
Josh Howard Cotton Gin and Gristmill
located ¼ mile west of Bonita, Texas
Erected by R.D. and Wynelle Tompkins & Cecil Fenoglio.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Industry & Commerce.
Location. 33° 47.172′ N, 97° 42.463′ W. Marker is in Nocona, Texas, in Montague County. Marker can be reached from U.S. 82, on the right when traveling east. Located at the Tales N' Trails Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1522 US-82, Nocona TX 76255, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Red River Station / Texas Civil War Frontier Defense (here, next to this marker); Frontier Montague County Trails & Mail Routes (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Central Christian Church (approx. 1.1 miles away); United Methodist Church of Montague (approx. 8½ miles away); Montague Catholic Cemetery (approx. 8.9 miles Spanish Fort (approx. 12.2 miles away); Site of the 1759 Taovayo Victory Over Spain (approx. 12.2 miles away); Head of Elm (approx. 12.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nocona.
Regarding Cotton Gin & Grist Millstones. Although these grist stones were at the gristmill in Bonita, Texas, the Tompkins rescued them and they have been donated to the museum by Cecil Fenoglio who added the marker to the stones in 2007.
Josh Howard operated the large cotton gin and gristmill combination for 27 years. The cotton gin received cotton from all the surrounding counties of Bonita, Texas and from counties in Oklahoma.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 15, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 15, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 296 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 15, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.