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October 20, 2017

First Sugar Refinery In Texas

13 FEBRUARY 1952
FIRST SUGAR REFINERY IN TEXAS
SUGARLAND, TEXAS

 

Sugar Land Refinery Markermarker

THIS IS HIDDEN TEXT

THE CENTER OF THE SUGAR
INDUSTRY FROM TEXAS COLONIAL
DAYS AND THE SITE OF THE
FIRST SUGAR REFINERY IN TEXAS
LOCATED BY S. M. WILLIAMS ON
LAND GRANTED TO HIM BY THE
MEXICAN GOVERNMENT.

MARKED BY
THE TEXAS SOCIETY
DAUGHTERS OF
THE AMERICAN COLONISTS

FEBRUARY 13, 1952

On February 13, 1952, the Texas Society erected another historical marker at a cost of $550. The red granite marker bearing a large bronze plaque, placed in Sugar Land on the grounds of the Imperial Sugar Refinery at the site of the first sugar refinery in Texas, was unveiled by Mrs. Frank Garland Trau in her capacity as National Vice President of the Southern Section and dedicated by the State Historian, Mrs. Mason Briscoe of Richmond, who presented a history of the sugar industry in Texas. The marker noted that the area was a center for sugar mills from 1822 until 1908. DAC members present received gifts of sugar products from the company and, later, bound copies of the dedication speeches were sent to Mrs. Edward Rowland Barrow, State Regent, and other officers of the Society.

Historic sugar refining vat and Sugar Land Refinery marker.

Imperial Sugar Refinery – marker on right