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Gruene in Comal County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Gruene Cotton Gin

 
 
Gruene Cotton Gin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 12, 2008
1. Gruene Cotton Gin Marker
Inscription. Built on the site of an earlier grist mill, the Gruene cotton gin was constructed in 1878 by H.D. Gruene. Powered by the Guadalupe River, the gin was steam-operated and served to process the vast amounts of cotton grown in the area. The gin played an important part in the economic development of Gruene, a community dependent upon the cotton crop. The gin was destroyed in a 1922 fire, and only part of the boiler room remains. A new electric gin was built at another location and served the community until the cotton crop was lost to a boll weevil infestation in 1925.
 
Erected 1989 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2294.)
 
Location. 29° 44.292′ N, 98° 6.3′ W. Marker is in Gruene, Texas, in Comal County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Gruene Road and Hunter Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Located on the grounds of the Gristmill River Restaurant & Bar. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1287 Gruene Road, New Braunfels TX 78130, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gruene's Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Henry D. Gruene (about 300 feet away, measured
Gruene Cotton Gin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kathleen Dougherty, May 25, 2014
2. Gruene Cotton Gin Marker
in a direct line); Gruene (about 500 feet away); The Cattle Drives (approx. 11 miles away); El Camino De Nacogdoches (was approx. 12.8 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Wonder Cave (approx. 13.1 miles away); Site of Coronal Institute (approx. 13.8 miles away); The Calaboose (approx. 13.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gruene.
 
Also see . . .  A Little Bit of History. Gristmill River Restaurant & Bar (Submitted on February 3, 2014.) 
 
Categories. AgricultureIndustry & Commerce
 
Surrounding Buildings near the Cotton Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 12, 2008
3. Surrounding Buildings near the Cotton Mill Marker
Guadalupe River image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 12, 2008
4. Guadalupe River
Sign near the Cotton Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 12, 2008
5. Sign near the Cotton Mill Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 2, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 388 times since then and 76 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on February 2, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234.   2. submitted on July 13, 2014, by Kathleen Dougherty of San Antonio, Texas.   3, 4, 5. submitted on February 2, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
 
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