Early Cotton Press

Early Cotton Press (HMBMV)

Location: Latta, SC 29565 Dillon County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 20.286', W 79° 31.452'

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This cotton press, built in 1798 according to tradition, is thought by many to be the oldest in existence. It was first owned and used by John Bethea III, and later by Henry Berry. Powered by oxen or mules rotating the beam to tighten the press, it was rendered obsolete by modern machinery. A Berry descendant moved it to this site about 1946 to preserve it.
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Marker Number17-3
Year Placed1974
Placed ByDillon County Historical Society
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Date Added Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 6:56am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 635750 N 3800631
Decimal Degrees34.33810000, -79.52420000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 20.286', W 79° 31.452'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 20' 17.16" N, 79° 31' 27.12" W
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Area Code(s)843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 8901-8949 Unnamed Road, Latta SC 29565, US
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