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Somerville in Burleson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Somerville

 
 
Somerville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, June 8, 2014
1. Somerville Marker
Inscription. Located where two branches of the Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe Railway joined, town was named for Albert Somerville, first president of the railroad. First settlers arrived after town was surveyed about 1883; the post office was permanently established in 1897. Somerville boomed in the 1890s when local citizens persuaded a railroad tie plant to locate here. Santa Fe Railroad bought the operation in 1905; this is still an important industry. Incorporated in 1913, the town has become a recreation center since Lake Somerville was created in the 1960s.
 
Erected 1974 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 8654.)
 
Location. 30° 20.781′ N, 96° 31.708′ W. Marker is in Somerville, Texas, in Burleson County. Marker is at the intersection of East 8th Street and Avenue A, on the right when traveling east on East 8th Street. Click for map. Apparently this marker was moved from its original location on highway 36 on the north edge of town to downtown Somerville near the museum. Marker is in this post office area: Somerville TX 77879, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 1906 Reunion of Hood's Texas Brigade (here, next to this marker); Site of the Somerville Harvey House
Somerville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans
2. Somerville Marker
(here, next to this marker); James W. Lauderdale (here, next to this marker); Yegua Creek (approx. 1.8 miles away); Glenblythe Plantation, Home of Thomas Affleck (approx. 5.6 miles away); La Bahia Road (approx. 5.8 miles away); Thomas Affleck (approx. 7.3 miles away); Waul's Texas Legion Campsite (approx. 7.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Somerville.
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
Somerville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans
3. Somerville Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 230 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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