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Luling in Caldwell County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Zedler's Mills

 
 
Zedler's Mills Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, September 1, 2014
1. Zedler's Mills Marker
Inscription. John and James Meriwether and Leonidas Hardeman in 1874 built gristmill and sawmill at this site, with a stone dam across the San Marcos River. Bob Innes, John Orchard, J.K. Walker, and Fritz Zedler, as Luling Water Power Co., bought mills in 1884, adding a cotton gin. A milling veteran, Zedler in 1888 bought all stock and made his eldest son his business partner. The gin soon burned and was rebuilt. Additional units were added over time. Sons Herman and Charles the joined firm in 1890. In 1888 the Zedlers began furnishing water and in 1894 electric power to the city. In time various mill units closed; operations ceased about 1960.
 
Erected 1974 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 9786.)
 
Location. 29° 40.045′ N, 97° 39.082′ W. Marker is in Luling, Texas, in Caldwell County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of South Laurel Avenue and South Magnolia Avenue (Texas Highway 80), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1170 South Laurel Avenue, Luling TX 78648, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 17 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rafael Rios No. 1 (approx. 5.8 miles away); Edmund P. Kuempel Rest Area
Zedler's Mill image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, September 1, 2014
2. Zedler's Mill
(approx. 9.9 miles away); Andrew Ponton (approx. 16.6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Zedler's Mill Website. (Submitted on September 5, 2014, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
2. Zedler's Mill's Facebook Page. (Submitted on September 5, 2014, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
3. City of Luling Brochure (pdf file). (Submitted on September 5, 2014, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
4. Zedler's Mill in the Handbook of Texas. (Submitted on September 5, 2014, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Footbridge to Zedler's Mills image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, September 1, 2014
3. Footbridge to Zedler's Mills
Marker is across the footbridge and on the right
Zedler's Mills Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, September 1, 2014
4. Zedler's Mills Marker
Marker is near the left of the picture.
Zedler's Mills Display image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, September 1, 2014
5. Zedler's Mills Display
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 5, 2014, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 291 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 5, 2014, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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