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Weches in Houston County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Community of Weches

 
 
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By Brian Anderson, July 28, 2018
1. Community of Weches Marker
Inscription.  Located near site of 17th-century Spanish missionary activity, this farming community had its beginnings with the settlement of the McLeans, Conners, Patton, and Gregg families, who had all arrived in the area by 1840. Originally known as Neches for the nearby river, the similar name Weches was adopted when Post Office officials informed residents that "Neches" had been assigned to another community. The following year Alfred Monroe Gregg set aside land for a church, school and cemetery. The Weches post office closed in 1939.
Texas Sesquicentennial 1836-1986

 
Erected 1986 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 7018.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Postal Mail and Philately marker series.
 
Location. 31° 32.769′ N, 95° 13.749′ W. Marker is in Weches, Texas, in Houston County. Marker is on County Road 1580 0.2 miles north of State Highway 21, on the left when traveling north. Marker is located in the Weches Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Grapeland TX 75844, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
Community of Weches Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, July 28, 2018
2. Community of Weches Marker
are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Joseph R. Rice Log Cabin (approx. 0.3 miles away); Mission San Francisco de Los Tejas (approx. half a mile away); Mission San Francisco de los Tejas (approx. 0.6 miles away); Weches CCC Camp (approx. one mile away); Glover School (approx. 2.7 miles away); Mission Santissimo Nombre de Maria (approx. 4.1 miles away); Site of Neches Indian Village (was approx. 5.6 miles away but has been reported permanently removed. ); Mound Prairie (approx. 5.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Weches.
 
Also see . . .  Weches, TX - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on August 9, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 10, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 7, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 62 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 9, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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