Wilson Potteries - Seguin, Guadalupe County, Texas
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Directions: from Seguin follow FM 466 (Capote Road) 10 miles southeast
Marker #: 5187005858
Year Dedicated: 1985
Size, type: 18 x 28" Subject
Last reported condition: Faded; Refinish.
Wilson Potteries - Presbyterian minister John M. Wilson came to this area in 1856 with his family and slaves. Since earthen vessels were major 19th-century food storage items, Wilson established a pottery kiln in this vicinity in 1860. After Wilson sold his interest in the business in 1869, 3 of his former slaves began their own pottery shop. James, Hiram, and Wallace Wilson, who operated H. Wilson & Co. until 1884, created their own style of pottery and ran a successful business during the Reconstruction Era, when many newly-freed slaves found work only as sharecroppers. (1985)
Decimal degrees:  N 29.524744   W -97.808782
Degrees, minutes: N 29 31.485   W 097 48.527
UTM: Zone 14, Easting 615438, Northing 3266716
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