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Near Lorenzo in Crosby County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Site of Estacado

 
 
Site of Estacado Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, June 9, 2017
1. Site of Estacado Marker
Inscription.  A town founded in 1879 by a colony of English Quakers under the leadership of Isaac Paris Cox who purchased for them 82 sections of land. The town, first named Marietta in honor of Mary Cox, wife of the leader, was renamed Estacado in 1886 when Crosby County was organized. By 1893 the colony had disintegrated. Moved in 1895 to Galveston County.
 
Erected 1936 by the State of Texas. (Marker Number 4779.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Quakerism, and the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1879.
 
Location. 33° 45.129′ N, 101° 33.741′ W. Marker is near Lorenzo, Texas, in Crosby County. Marker is on Farm to Market Road 1527 west of Farm to Market Road 101, on the left when traveling west.
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Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lorenzo TX 79343, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Estacado Cemetery (approx. 1.1 miles away); Lorenzo Cemetery (approx. 4.2 miles away); Becton Cemetery (approx. 4.8 miles away); Lorenzo (approx. 5.9 miles away); Farmer Community (approx. 6.4 miles away); Idalou Cemetery (approx. 7.4 miles away); Cone Cemetery (approx. 8.6 miles away); Petersburg (approx. 8.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lorenzo.
 
Also see . . .  Estacado, Texas. History in a Pecan Shell (Submitted on July 28, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.) 
 
Site of Estacado Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, June 9, 2017
2. Site of Estacado Marker
Site of Estacado Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, June 9, 2017
3. Site of Estacado Marker
View west on highway FM-1527.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 31, 2017. It was originally submitted on July 28, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 324 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 28, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.

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