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Texas Cotton Gin Museum
307 North Main, Burton, TX 77835
Burton is home to the Texas Cotton Gin Museum. The Burton Farmers Gin was built in 1914 and is considered to be the oldest working cotton gin in the country. Every year in the spring, the museum hosts the Burton Cotton Gin Festival. During the festival, the cotton gin runs, powered by a 16-ton, 125-horsepower 1925 Bessemer diesel engine called "Lady B." That engine replaced the previous steam engine in 1925.
The location is halfway between Austin and Houston.
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