Colorado County Historical Markers

Gail Borden

Marker location: from Weimar, take US 90 4.5 mi. east to Borden, in Borden take CR 217 exactly 1 mi. to crossover point at railroad; marker is on private property just north of creek (across railroad)

Marker erected: 1936

Marker Text: Gail Borden

Site of the beef canning plant and residence, built in 1872, by Gail Borden (1801-1874), pioneer surveyor, newspaper editor and inventor of the process of condensing milk, who operated this plant until his death. Demolished in 1885.


There are historical markers in several other counties related to Gail Borden. For more information see the Texas Historical Commission Historic Sites Atlas.

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