Oliver Bolt's Cotton Gin

Oliver Bolt's Cotton Gin (HM9U3)

Location: Anderson, SC 29625 Anderson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 30.25', W 82° 42.6'

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The first cotton gin to be powered by electricity transmitted over a long distance stood near this site on the farm of Oliver "Duck" Bolt (1847-1922). In 1897 Bolt, whose gin had previously been powered by a steam engine, contracted with the Anderson Water, Light, and Power Company to furnish electricity for a 20-horsepower electric motor from its new plant at Portman Shoals, 7 mi. W on the Seneca River.
HM NumberHM9U3
Series This marker is part of the South Carolina: Anderson County Historical Association/Society series
Marker Number4-26
Year Placed1997
Placed ByAnderson County Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 11:09pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 343015 N 3819386
Decimal Degrees34.50416667, -82.71000000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 30.25', W 82° 42.6'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 30' 15.00" N, 82° 42' 36.00" W
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Area Code(s)864
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3400 W Whitner St, Anderson SC 29625, US
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