The Hitchins General Refractories Firebrick Plant, circa 1919

        In 1911 E. G. Hitchins, then General Manager of General Refractories, started construction of the Hitchins General Refractories Firebrick Plant.  This large modern brick plant was completed the following year, and many people moved to area, then known as Anglin, and obtained work.  The appreciation of the community was evident when the following year, the name of the community was changed to Hitchins.  In 1919, the plant was the largest fire brick plant of its kind in the world.
        The plant had a number of superintendents.  The first superintendent was Clayton S. Hitchins, son of E. S. Hitchins, who served from 1913-1920, followed by:  Freeman Webb, Ernest C. Williams, Edd Ratcliff, James T. Jaggers, Glen Rucker, Faye Eldridge, Ronald McClure, Robert Uhler, Robert Langford and David Ireland.

Submitted by  Garrett and Sherry Lowe

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