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A Memorial To Eli Whitney

 
 
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By Mike Stroud, July 2008
1. A Memorial To Eli Whitney Marker
Inscription. For the invention of the American Cotton Gin

A contribution to the resources of civilization and to the material welfare of The United States

Erected by The New England Cotton Manufactures Association, MDCCCCII
 
Erected 1902 by New England Cotton Manufactures Association.
 
Location. 33° 28.633′ N, 81° 57.867′ W. Marker is in Augusta, Georgia, in Richmond County. Marker is at the intersection of 8th Street and Cotton Lane, on the left when traveling north on 8th Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Augusta GA 30901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Augusta Cotton Exchange (within shouting distance of this marker); The Mayham Tower (within shouting distance of this marker); Founding of Augusta (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); William Bartram Trail (about 400 feet away); Great Indian Warrior / Trading Path (about 400 feet away); Colonial Augusta (about 400 feet away); De Soto In Georgia (about 500 feet away); Original Augusta Common - 1736 (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Augusta.
 
Regarding A Memorial To Eli Whitney. Eli Whitney
A Memorial To Eli Whitney Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
2. A Memorial To Eli Whitney Marker
invented the cotton gin and was a pioneer in the mass production of cotton. Whitney was born in Westboro, Massachusetts on December 8, 1765 and died on January 8, 1825. He graduated from Yale College in 1792. By April 1793, Whitney had designed and constructed the cotton gin, a machine that automated the separation of cottonseed from the short-staple cotton fiber.
 
Also see . . .  National Inventors Hall of Fame. After perfecting his machine he filed an application for a patent on June 20, 1793; in February 1794 he deposited a model at the Patent Office, and on March 14 he received his patent. (Patent Number 72X ) (Submitted on August 6, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
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3. Eli Whitney
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 6, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,514 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 6, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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