Judd Hill Cotton Gin

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Judd Hill Cotton Gin
Judd Hill or Old Tulot Plantation Judd Hill AR 005.jpg
Judd Hill Cotton Gin is located in Arkansas
Judd Hill Cotton Gin
Location AR 214 E of Bridgewood Rd., Judd Hill, Arkansas
Coordinates 35°36′12″N 90°31′6″W / 35.60333°N 90.51833°W / 35.60333; -90.51833Coordinates: 35°36′12″N 90°31′6″W / 35.60333°N 90.51833°W / 35.60333; -90.51833
Area less than one acre
Built 1930
Architectural style Other, Plain Traditional
Governing body Private
MPS Cotton and Rice Farm History and Architecture in the Arkansas Delta MPS
NRHP Reference # 05001080[1]
Added to NRHP September 28, 2005

The Judd Hill Cotton Gin is a historic cotton gin in Judd Hill, Arkansas. The gin was part of the Judd Hill Plantation, which was established by businessman Orange Judd Hill in the 1920s and sold to Hill's daughter and her husband, Esther and Samuel Chapin, in 1933. The cotton gin was built on the plantation circa 1930; its brick construction, designed to prevent fires, makes it a rarity among extant cotton gins. The plantation was successful throughout the 1940s and became one of the largest farms in Poinsett County. The cotton gin ceased operations in the 1970s or 1980s, but the plantation is still operated by the Judd Hill Foundation established by Esther Chapin.[2] On September 28, 2005, the cotton gin was added to the National Register of Historic Places.[1]

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