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Near Llano in Llano County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Community of Valley Spring

 
 
Community of Valley Spring Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, December 8, 2015
1. Community of Valley Spring Marker
Inscription. O.C.J. Phillips, first settler, arrived in 1853. Whistleville combined with Bugscuffle to form Valley Spring, with post office established 1878.
     This was birthplace of James Field Smathers (1888-1967), inventor of electric typewriter.
 
Erected 1970 by Texas State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 9458.)
 
Location. 30° 51.454′ N, 98° 49.159′ W. Marker is near Llano, Texas, in Llano County. Marker is on State Highway 71 0.1 miles south of Farm to Market Road 1659, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Llano TX 78643, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pontotoc and San Fernando Academy (approx. 10.1 miles away); Old Southern Hotel Building (approx. 11.2 miles away); Llano County Granite Industry (approx. 11.3 miles away); Acme Dry Goods Building (approx. 11.3 miles away); Llano Woman's Culture Club (approx. 11.3 miles away); Llano County Courthouse (approx. 11.3 miles away); Frank Teich (approx. 11.3 miles away); The Llano County Jail (approx. 11.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Llano.
 
Also see . . .
1. Valley Spring, TX
Marker in front of Valley Spring Community Center image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, December 8, 2015
2. Marker in front of Valley Spring Community Center
. From the Texas State Historical Association's "Handbook of Texas Online". (Submitted on December 11, 2015.) 

2. James Field Smathers. From the Texas State Historical Association's "Handbook of Texas Online". (Submitted on December 11, 2015.) 
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers
 
View to Northwest from State Highway 71 image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 12, 2015
3. View to Northwest from State Highway 71
Marker is on left (southwest) side of highway
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 135 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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