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Cotton Gin

 
 
Cotton Gin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, August 22, 2009
1. Cotton Gin Marker
Inscription.
This c. 1850 building once stood north of the Saluda River in the Dutch Forks Pineridge area. Turned by one or two mules or horses, the wooden gears underneath powered the saw-toothed gin upstairs to extract seed from raw cotton. Working eight hours, this cotton engine (i.e., "gin") could clean 400 lbs. of cotton, the standard weight of one bale in the 1850s. Relocated here in 1970, damaged in the 1994 tornado, restored in 1995.

 
Location. 33° 59.267′ N, 81° 14.383′ W. Marker is in Lexington, South Carolina, in Lexington County. Marker can be reached from Fox Street. Touch for map. Building is on the grounds of the Lexington County Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 231 Fox Street, Lexington SC 29072, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Fox House (within shouting distance of this marker); Kitchen (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named John Fox House (within shouting distance of this marker); Post Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Oak Grove Schoolhouse (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hazelius House
Cotton Gin and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, August 22, 2009
2. Cotton Gin and Marker
(about 300 feet away); Daniel Koon House (about 400 feet away); Laurence Corley House (about 500 feet away); Tomb of Dr. E.L. Hazelius (approx. 0.3 miles away); St. Stephen's Church (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lexington.
 
Also see . . .  Lexington County Museum. The Lexington County Museum, founded in 1970, offers a rare and unforgettable experience – the chance to see and touch a way of life gone forever. (Submitted on August 30, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Cotton Gin and Cotton Press image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, August 22, 2009
3. Cotton Gin and Cotton Press
Cotton Gin and Cotton Press image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, August 22, 2009
4. Cotton Gin and Cotton Press
Cotton Gin Wooden Gears image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, August 22, 2009
5. Cotton Gin Wooden Gears
Cotton Press image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, August 22, 2009
6. Cotton Press
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 30, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,138 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 30, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.
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