Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Oliver Bolt's Cotton Gin

Marker ID: SCHM 4-26
Location: 3 miles west of Anderson on SC Hwy. 24
County: Anderson
Coordinates: N 34° 30.25    W 082° 42.6
  34.50416666    -82.71
Style: Free Standing **


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 And