Historic Markers Across Florida



The Florida Manufacturing Company - world's largest sea island cotton processing plant



Marker ID: FLHM 
Location: 900 South Range Street.
County: Madison
Coordinates: N 30° 27.758    W 083° 24.721
  30.46263333    -83.41201666
  The coordinates have been estimated
based on the location of the marker.
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM2WWJ
 



Text:

Captain John L. Inglis began in this area The Florida Manufacturing Company in 1874. This plant ginned as many as ten thousand bales of Sea Island Long Staple Cotton in one year. The thread was widely used for general purposes and making English broadcloth. The plant was acquired by J.& P. Coats in 1890. The compression of seed was added later to ginning and baling of cotton. Activities ended with the coming of the Mexican Boll Weevil in 1916. This warehouse is the only remaining building of the manufacturing complex.

Sponsored by Coats & Clark Inc. In Cooperation with Department of State, Bureau of Historic Preservation - 1988


Notes:

City: Madison, FL
Wikipedia - Gossypium barbadense - Sea Island cotton