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La Grange in Fayette County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

The First U.S. Postal Rural Mail Route in Texas

 
 
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By Gregory Walker, March 10, 2012
1. Marker for First U. S. Postal Rural Mail Route in Texas
Inscription.
Authorized effective
August 1, 1899
La Grange, Fayette County

 
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 5607.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments marker series.
 
Location. 29° 54.396′ N, 96° 52.637′ W. Marker is in La Grange, Texas, in Fayette County. Marker is at the intersection of North Jefferson Street (U.S. 77) and East Colorado Street, on the right when traveling north on North Jefferson Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 113 E Colorado St, La Grange TX 78945, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Dawson Expedition / Historic Oak Tree (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Dawson Memorial (about 600 feet away); Fayette County Courthouse (about 800 feet away); Birthplace of the SPJST (about 800 feet away); Bradshaw-Killough House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of a Twin Blockhouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Beer Office and Bottling Company (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hermes House (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in La Grange.
 
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By Gregory Walker, March 10, 2012
2. Location of Marker for the First U. S. Postal Rural Mail Route in Texas
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. This page has been viewed 102 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 27, 2016.
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