Site of C.W. Morris Cotton Gin

Site of C.W. Morris Cotton Gin (HMIPP)

Location: Edom, TX 75754 Van Zandt County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 22.358', W 95° 36.405'

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As was the case in so many small Texas towns in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the cotton gin in Edom was a major element in the economy. First opened at this site in 1918 by Ro Dike, who moved his ginning operation here from Davidson (3 mi. W), the gin was owned and operated by local merchant C.W. Morris beginning in 1924. For approximately 4 months in late summer and early fall, most activities revolved around ginning. Some 700 to 800 farmers depended on the local cotton gin. In peak season the gin was known to operate 24 hours a day. The original continental gin company machinery burned in 1929 and was replaced with modern diesel-powered equipment manufactured by the Murray Gin Company. During the 1930s the gin processed an average of 3 to 4 bales of cotton per hour. The gin shut down about 1946.
Historical Period20th Century
Historical PlaceSmall Business
Marker TypeHistoric Object
Marker ClassHistorical Marker
Marker StyleInterpretative Marker / Sign
Marker Number12261
Year Placed1999
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at 12:33am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 254743 N 3584728
Decimal Degrees32.37263333, -95.60675000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 22.358', W 95° 36.405'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 22' 21.4800" N, 95° 36' 24.3000" W
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Area Code(s)903, 972
Can be seen from road?Yes
Is marker in the median?No
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 8334 FM 314, Edom TX 75754, US
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