“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Rochelle in McCulloch County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

Rochelle Depot

Rochelle Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 11, 2018
1. Rochelle Depot Marker
Inscription.  J.F. Crew of Ohio purchased land here in 1902 and later moved to McCulloch County and founded the settlement of Rochelle. When the Fort Worth and Rio Grande Railroad built a line from Brownwood to Brady in 1902-03, he was successful in having it routed through Rochelle. Later part of the Santa Fe system, the railroad played an important role in the area’s early growth and agricultural development. The town’s first depot burned and was replaced about 1912 by this frame structure. In 1956 it was moved to this site for use as a community center.
Erected 1982 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4315.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. A significant historical year for this entry is 1902.
Location. 31° 13.587′ N, 99° 12.589′ W. Marker is in Rochelle, Texas, in McCulloch County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 190 and SE 5th Street, on the left when traveling east on U.S. 190. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rochelle TX 76872, 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. Rochelle Cemetery (approx. 1˝ miles away); Soldiers Waterhole
Rochelle Depot image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 11, 2018
2. Rochelle Depot
View to northwest from US 190
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(approx. 3.8 miles away); Onion Creek Indian Fight (approx. 4.3 miles away); Swedish Settlers (approx. 4.9 miles away); East Sweden Presbyterian Church (approx. 5 miles away); Curtis Airfield (approx. 7.4 miles away); Union Passenger Depot (approx. 9.6 miles away); General Ben McCulloch, C.S.A. (approx. 9.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rochelle.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2018. It was originally submitted on April 16, 2018, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 109 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 16, 2018, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.

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