Athens in Henderson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Joseph Thomas La Rue
(Nov. 18, 1864-Feb. 13, 1930)
Educator, merchant, civic leader, banker, humanitarian, prohibitionist, democrat, historian. Married March 16, 1892, Stella Elvira Parsons. They had seven children.
Erected 1970 by Texas State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 10365.)
Location. 32° 11.988′ N, 95° 51.456′ W. Marker is in Athens, Texas, in Henderson County. Marker can be reached from South Prairieville Street. Touch for map. Marker is inside the Athens Cemetery. Coordinates are approximate. Marker is at or near this postal address: 312 S. Prairieville Street, Athens TX 75751, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Stella E. Parsons La Rue (here, next to this marker); Dulcinea Ann Holland Thompson Avriett (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Athens Cemetery (about 500 feet away); John Matthews McDonald (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Athens Review (approx. ¼ mile away); Henderson County (approx. Pilgrim’s Rest Primative Baptist Church (approx. 5.6 miles away); William Richardson (approx. 6.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Athens.
More about this marker. Marker is one part of a double marker located inside Athens Cemetery. The cemetery has maps that show the location of the historical markers.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 9, 2010, by Amanda Hartley of Tyler, Texas. This page has been viewed 752 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 9, 2010, by Amanda Hartley of Tyler, Texas. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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