RESEARCH AREAS

Historical Archives

When the Burton Farmers Gin was rediscovered in 1986 one of the finds noted by the Smithsonian Institution was the fact that the records for the gin were still intact in the gin manager's office. These records include financial and production information about the gin during its 60 years of operation, 1914 - 1974. The Association minutes reveal valuable history accounts and activities by the Burton Farmers Gin Association, 1913- 1981. At this time, not all the gin records have been thoroughly reviewed or transcribed. Those records that have been transcribed are listed below.

Burton Farmers Gin Association Founders

Burton Farmers Gin Association Board of Directors, 1914 - 1981

Burton Farmers Gin Association Minutes, 1913 - 1919

Burton Farmers Gin Association Minutes, 1920 - 1929

Burton Farmers Gin Association Minutes, 1930 - 1939

Burton Farmers Gin Association Minutes, 1940 - 1949

Burton Farmers Gin Association Minutes, 1950 - 1959

Burton Farmers Gin Association Minutes, 1960 - 1969

Burton Farmers Gin Association Minutes, 1970 - 1979

Burton Farmers Gin Association Minutes, 1980 - 1981

Burton Farmers Gin Association Gin Tolls

Burton Farmers Gin Bale Receipts, 1950

Burton Farmers Gin Bale Production 1914 - 1974

 

Cotton Gins of Texas Book Project

Questionnaire for Ginners

 

Cotton Gins of Texas Database

TCGM has created a database of all cotton gins in Texas beginning with 1824 up to the present day.

As of 2017, there are over 80,000 entries in the database! Eventually, we would like to include the database here

so that other researchers can utilize this amazing information.  Please contact us for more information on this database

and if you have information or images to share with us!

Cotton Gins of Washington County, Texas

As of Summer 2017, we are embarking on another exciting research project with the mapping of our Washington County

cotton gins.  We will start with the information that we have gathered through the above database and begin placing

pins on the county map for each gin's estimated location.  Please contact us if you would like to participate in this

important project!