First cotton gin in Jackson County.
Here was held the memorable "Lavaca-Navidad Meeting" on July 17, 1835.
At this meeting resolutions were adopted protesting against the treatment of the Texas colonists by the Mexican government. James Kerr was chairman of the meeting and S. C. A. Rogers, secretary. The first formal public protest was a forerunner of the Declaration of Independence, March 2, 1836.