Marble Falls Factory Site

Marble Falls Factory Site (HMICN)

Location: Marble Falls, TX 78654 Burnet County
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 34.163', W 98° 16.574'

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The potential of water power on the Colorado River led town developer Gen. Adam R. Johnson and Farmers Alliance members to build a cotton mill on this site in the 1890s. The two-story stone factory, 300 ft. long and 100 ft. wide, was erected for the Marble Falls Cotton and Woolen Co., formed in 1892. New machinery run by hydroelectric power was installed by the Marble Falls Textile Mills Co. In the 1920s, woolen goods, surgical gauze, and air conditioners were made here before the factory was gutted by fire in 1964 and razed in 1971.
Marker Number9730
Year Placed1977
Placed ByThe Texas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at 12:52am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 569404 N 3382103
Decimal Degrees30.56938333, -98.27623333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 34.163', W 98° 16.574'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 34' 9.78" N, 98° 16' 34.44" W
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Area Code(s)830, 956, 512
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 705 1st St, Marble Falls TX 78654, US
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