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

Site of Old Lexington Village

 
 
Site of Old Lexington Village Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 14, 2012
1. Site of Old Lexington Village Marker
Inscription. Founded about 1851 on Jack's Branch. Was Hill County's first settlement and only polling place when county organized on May 14, 1853. For 4 months two log homes functioned as a courthouse until a special election put the county seat at Hillsboro.
Upper Supplemental plate
Marker originally located 4 miles west on SH 22 at Jack's Branch. Relocated to Hill County Courthouse Square 2006 by Hill County Sesquicentennial Committee.
 
Erected 1964 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 12668.)
 
Location. 32° 0.657′ N, 97° 7.866′ W. Marker is in Hillsboro, Texas, in Hill County. Marker is on West Elm Street near North Covington Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Located Courthouse Square Southwest Corner. Marker is in this post office area: Hillsboro TX 76645, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Courthouse History (within shouting distance of this marker); Pioneer Bank Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Bond's Alley (within shouting distance of this marker); Hill County Confederate Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Hill County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Hill County (within shouting distance of this marker); Hillsboro Post Office Building (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); City of Hillsboro (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Hillsboro.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 209 times since then and 9 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
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