Burton Cotton Gin And Museum

Burton Cotton Gin And Museum

The Museum provides one of the best remaining examples of an early, automated systems gin still in its original historic setting. The gin and other buildings and artifacts in the collection are largely in their last-used condition and comprise one of only a few such intact rural industrial sites in the country. The Burton Farmers Gin represents the turn of the century revolution of cotton ginning from a labor intensive operation to the system gin which was powered by a single engine. The Museum includes many other exhibits representing local history and the time period, including an old oil engine, an auto garage, a shoe and leather shop, and cotton related farm machinery.