John P. Parker

John P. Parker (HM2HXQ)

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N 38° 44.981', W 83° 50.939'

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Iron Moulder & Industrialist

—John P. Parker Memorial Park —

Parker and Hood Foundry was owned by John P. Parker and William Hood. They manufactured many farm and household items. They produced 3 sizes of sugar mills. The sugar mills crushed sugar cane or sorghum. The juice extracted could be made into molasses.

Parker later owned Phoenix Foundry. He perfected a tobacco press with a large screw mechanism to pack tobacco into barrels for shipment. Parker held 2 patents for the Tobacco Screw Press. He also held a patent on a clod-smashing machine called a Soil Pulverizer.

Parker was a successful industrialist. He employed about 25 workers both black and white. He was an ardent advertiser in both the north and the south. He shipped his products all over the country. He exhibited his products at several expos. Parker was noted for his honesty and workmanship.
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Date Added Wednesday, June 19th, 2019 at 11:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 252412 N 4292853
Decimal Degrees38.74968333, -83.84898333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 44.981', W 83° 50.939'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 44' 58.86" N, 83° 50' 56.34" W
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