Pratt Gin Factory - Prattville, AL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member xptwo
N 32° 27.612 W 086° 27.060
16S E 551595 N 3591579
Quick Description: This marker has information about the Pratt cotton gin manufacturing plant.
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 12/25/2012 12:21:23 PM
Waymark Code: WMFZWY
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Thorny1
Views: 6

Long Description:
Located at a busy intersection of South Memorial Drive and South Main Street, this old marker tells travelers they are a mile from the Pratt facility. Back when this was placed in 1952, the factory was operating and employing many workers as the Continental Gin Company.

The text of the marker reads:

Pratt Gin Factory

Once world's largest plant manufacturing cotton gins.

Founded 1833 by Daniel Pratt, greatest industrialist of Alabama prior to 1860. Pratt's many industries were of great aid to Confederacy during Northern blockade.

Alabama Historica Association
Marker Name: Pratt Gin Factory

Marker Type: Urban

Addtional Information::
The site of the marker is on U.S. Highway 31, which would have been a main road in the days before the interstate highway system.

Date Dedicated / Placed: 1950

Marker Number: None

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