Worth The Drive: Burton Cotton Gin

Situated in the center of the rolling hills of Washington and Fayette Counties, Burton is also home to the oldest working cotton gin in the nation. The historic Burton Cotton Gin & Museum was built in 1914 in the small rural German community.Thousands of visitors make the drive halfway between Houston and Austin on Hwy 290 to the cotton gin.

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Situated in the center of the rolling hills of Washington and Fayette Counties, Burton is also home to the oldest working cotton gin in the nation.
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Thousands of visitors make the drive halfway between Houston and Austin on Hwy 290 to the cotton gin.
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The Burton Cotton Gin & Museum is home to a 1925 Bessemer Type IV diesel oil engine. The restored 16 ton “Lady B” is the largest internal combustion engine of its vintage still operating in America.
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The Burton Cotton Gin & Museum still gin and bale cotton each year at its annual Cotton Gin Festival.
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Two tours daily offer guests an educational presentation on cotton where they “pick cotton”, discover its impact on Texas and American history and learn how the seed are separated from the soft white fibers.
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The historic Burton Cotton Gin & Museum was built in 1914 in the small rural German community.
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The Burton Farmers Gin is designated a National Historic Engineering Landmark by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
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The Burton Farmers Gin is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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Burton has an abundance of fine bed and breakfasts, country inns, unique shopping, restaurants, wineries, pubs, festivals, churches and history.
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Burton Cotton Gin & MuseumnTelephone: 979-289-3378nE-mail: burtoncottongin@earthlink.netnP.O. Box 98, 307 North Main, Burton, TX
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Burton Cotton Gin & MuseumnTelephone: 979-289-3378nE-mail: burtoncottongin@earthlink.netnP.O. Box 98, 307 North Main, Burton, TX
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Burton Cotton Gin & MuseumnTelephone: 979-289-3378nE-mail: burtoncottongin@earthlink.netnP.O. Box 98, 307 North Main, Burton, TX
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