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Abbott in Hill County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Abbott

 
 
Abbott Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 14, 2012
1. Abbott Marker
Inscription. In 1881, on land owned by G.M. Dodge, the Missouri, Kansas & Texas (Katy) Railroad built a line through a new town named for Joseph Abbott, a Hill County resident, lawyer and U.S. Congressman. Winston W. Treadwell soon opened a general store managed by L.C. Barnett, who built and occupied the town's first residence. Ten years later, the community supported a school, several businesses, a post office and three churches. Abbott suffered major fires at the turn of the 20th century, but its residents rebuilt. Today, their history is maintained through religious and educational institutions, as well as cemeteries, which chronicle the lives of generations of area residents.
 
Erected 2005 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13891.)
 
Location. 31° 53.114′ N, 97° 4.336′ W. Marker is in Abbott, Texas, in Hill County. Marker is on E Walnut Street (Farm to Market Road 1242), on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Located at the Abbott Volunteer Fire Department. Marker is at or near this postal address: 210 E Walnut Street, Abbott TX 76621, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Abbott United Methodist Church (within shouting distance of this marker);
Abbott Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 14, 2012
2. Abbott Marker
Abbott Baptist Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); L.C. McKamie (approx. 0.3 miles away); Abbott Schools (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Crash at Crush (approx. 5.7 miles away); Groppe Building (approx. 5.8 miles away); West (approx. 5.9 miles away); Confederate Veterans and Old Settlers Reunion Grounds (approx. 8.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Abbott.
 
Also see . . .  Abbott, Texas. Abbott is a city in Hill County in Central Texas. The population was 356 in 2010. Abbott is the birthplace of American singer-songwriter and actor Willie Nelson. (Submitted on September 22, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
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Abbott Marker, seen along E Walnut Street image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 14, 2012
3. Abbott Marker, seen along E Walnut Street
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 291 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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