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Christoval in Tom Green County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Historic Roadside Park

 
 
Historic Roadside Park Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, May 27, 2017
1. Historic Roadside Park Marker
Inscription.  The picnic area on US 277 in Tom Green County is an early roadside park developed by the Texas Highway Department -- now Texas Dep't of Transportation. This 1935 park accommodated motorists attending Texas Centennial events in 1936. It was constructed by the National Youth Administration, a Federal Works Relief Program.
     The Texas Highway Department launched its roadside park program in 1933 to provide safe places for motorists to relax and eat during their travels. Native stone and plantings were often used to create a natural park atmosphere. Today, hundreds of picnic areas and rest areas dot Texas' highways continuing the state's legacy of safe and convenient roadside parks.

In order to preserve its historic character and significance, this picnic area may not fully comply with the 1990 Americans With Disabilities Act.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Roads & Vehicles. A significant historical year for this entry is 1935.
 
Location. 31° 10.909′ N, 100° 30.244′ W. Marker is in Christoval, Texas, in Tom Green County. Marker can be reached from U.S. 277, 0.1 miles
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south of Main Street (Loop Highway 110), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Christoval TX 76935, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Confederate Reunion Grounds (approx. 0.6 miles away); Christoval Baptist Church (approx. 0.7 miles away); Christoval (approx. 0.8 miles away); Christoval United Methodist Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); Site of Mark Fury Ranch Stage Stand (approx. 8 miles away); Christopher Columbus Doty (approx. 8.8 miles away); Knickerbocker (approx. 9.3 miles away); Knickerbocker Schools (approx. 9.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Christoval.
 
Historic Roadside Park Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, May 27, 2017
2. Historic Roadside Park Marker
US 277 Roadside Park in Christoval image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, May 27, 2017
3. US 277 Roadside Park in Christoval
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 3, 2017. It was originally submitted on June 3, 2017, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 243 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 3, 2017, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.

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