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Nocona in Montague County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Cotton Gin & Grist Millstones

 
 
Cotton Gin & Grist Millstones Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 21, 2016
1. Cotton Gin & Grist Millstones Marker
Inscription.
Millstones used at
Josh Howard Cotton Gin and Gristmill
located mile west of Bonita, Texas
Circa 1878-1900

 
Erected by R.D. and Wynelle Tompkins & Cecil Fenoglio.
 
Location. 33° 47.172′ N, 97° 42.463′ W. Marker is in Nocona, Texas, in Montague County. Marker can be reached from U.S. 82, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Located at the Tales N' Trails Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1522 US-82, Nocona TX 76255, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Red River Station / Texas Civil War Frontier Defense (here, next to this marker); Frontier Montague County Trails & Mail Routes (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Head of Elm (approx. 12.4 miles away); Stonewall Saloon (approx. 12.4 miles away); Town of Saint Jo (approx. 12.5 miles away).
 
Regarding Cotton Gin & Grist Millstones. Although these grist stones were at the gristmill in Bonita, Texas, the Tompkins rescued them and they have been donated to the museum by Cecil Fenoglio who added the marker to the stones in 2007.

Josh Howard operated the large cotton
Cotton Gin & Grist Millstones image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 21, 2016
2. Cotton Gin & Grist Millstones
U.S. Highway 82 in background.
gin and gristmill combination for 27 years. The cotton gin received cotton from all the surrounding counties of Bonita, Texas and from counties in Oklahoma.
 
Categories. AgricultureIndustry & Commerce
 
Millstones with other markers. Museum in background. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 21, 2016
3. Millstones with other markers. Museum in background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 15, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 15, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 169 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 15, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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