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Strawn in Palo Pinto County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Strawn

 
 
Strawn Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, September 8, 2016
1. Strawn Marker
Inscription. Anglo settlement began in this area, known as North Fork, in 1855. Stephen Bethel Strawn moved here in 1859 and in 1880 donated the right-of-way for the Texas and Pacific Railroad and laid off property for a townsite. The communityís economy was based on ranching and coal mining, and later on oil and gas resources. Immigrants came to Strawn to work in coal mining operations. The town grew quickly and residents erected homes, established a newspaper, built businesses, schools, banks, churches and civic organizations. In 1917 Strawn was incorporated as a city.
 
Erected 1996 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 15491.)
 
Location. 32° 33.13′ N, 98° 29.833′ W. Marker is in Strawn, Texas, in Palo Pinto County. Marker is at the intersection of Housley Street (State Highway 108) and Houston Ave, on the right when traveling east on Housley Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 118 Housley St, Strawn TX 76475, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bethel Strawn, C.S.A. (here, next to this marker); Strawn City Hall (a few steps from this marker); Thomas House
Markers at Strawn City Hall image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, September 8, 2016
2. Markers at Strawn City Hall
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Mount Marion Cemetery (approx. 0.8 miles away); Mary Jane Gentry (approx. 0.8 miles away); Joseph Peter Davidson (approx. 2.8 miles away); Mingus Baptist Church (approx. 4.3 miles away); Thurber Junction and the T&P Railroad Presence (approx. 4.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Strawn.
 
Also see . . .  Strawn, TX. From the Texas State Historical Associationís “Handbook of Texas Online”. (Submitted on October 6, 2016.) 
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Bethel Strawn, C.S.A. and Strawn Markers image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, September 8, 2016
3. Bethel Strawn, C.S.A. and Strawn Markers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 191 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on October 6, 2016.
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