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Milton in Fulton County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Rucker Cotton Gin

 

—A City of Milton Historic Site —

 
Rucker Cotton Gin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 2, 2018
1. Rucker Cotton Gin Marker
Inscription. Joel Jackson (J.J.) Rucker (1880-1960) founded the Rucker Cotton Seed Company and subsequently built a cotton gin at this location, circa 1930. Farmers entered the rear of the gin with their wagonloads of cotton, where it was weighed, combed, washed and dried in a large centrifuge under the floor. The seeds were returned to the farmers for the next year's planting. Although the gin closed in 1950, the seed hopper remains on the property. The building has been home to a number of businesses since, including shops, offices, and a church pew manufacturer.
 
Erected 2018 by the City of Milton, Georgia.
 
Location. 34° 5.431′ N, 84° 20.315′ W. Marker is in Milton, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker is on Mayfield Road east of Birmingham Highway (Georgia Route 372), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 810 Mayfield Road, Alpharetta GA 30009, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. John B. Broadwell House (within shouting distance of this marker); Broadwell Building (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Reese House (about 600 feet away); Spence House
Rucker Cotton Gin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 2, 2018
2. Rucker Cotton Gin Marker
(approx. 0.7 miles away); Providence Baptist Church (approx. 2 miles away); Hembree Farm (approx. 2.1 miles away); Mansell House (approx. 2.3 miles away); Willis Cass Tucker, Jr Home (approx. 2˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Milton.
 
Regarding Rucker Cotton Gin. Joel Jackson (J. J.) Rucker (1880-1960) founded the Rucker Cotton Seed Company circa 1911 in the area known as Crabapple, in present-day Milton, Georgia. The company developed and sold cotton seed both locally and across the cotton belt. J. J. Rucker also built and operated a cotton gin nearby. The company’s assets were sold in 1961.
 
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Entrance sign for the company now occupying the site. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 2, 2018
3. Entrance sign for the company now occupying the site.
Note the Crabapple Cotton Gin sign at top!
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 3, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 3, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 66 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 3, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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