Early in Brown County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Walter U. Early
A native of Kentucky, Walter Urie Early (1868-1939) moved to Brownwood in 1893. He became a respected local attorney and in 1895 was elected city attorney. He was county attorney from 1900 to 1906, and served as district attorney from 1906 to 1930. A leader in numerous civic groups, he donated land east of Brownwood to the Jones Chapel Rural School District in 1929. The school built there was named Early in 1930, as was the community when the citizens voted to incorporate in 1951. Walter Early died in 1939 and was buried in Brownwood's Greenleaf Cemetery.
Erected 1994 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 5712.)
Location. 31° 44.582′ N, 98° 56.703′ W. Marker is in Early, Texas, in Brown County. Marker is at the intersection of Early Boulevard (U.S. 67/377) and Williams Drive, on the left when traveling east on Early Boulevard. Click for map. Marker is near the entrance to city hall. Marker is at or near this postal address: 960 Early Boulevard, Early TX 76802, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Heflin Cemetery (approx. 8.9 miles away); First Baptist Church of Zephyr (approx. Zephyr Presbyterian Church (approx. 9.8 miles away); Zephyr Gospel Tabernacle (approx. 10.1 miles away); Original Location of Zephyr (approx. 10.1 miles away); Zephyr Cemetery (approx. 10.8 miles away).
Also see . . . Early, Texas, and Walter U. Early. (Submitted on March 13, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
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