Near Brady in McCulloch County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Erected 1972 by McCulloch County Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 5161.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1886.
Location. 31° 10.039′ N, 99° 15.386′ W. Marker is near Brady, Texas, in McCulloch County. Marker is at the intersection of County Road 414 and County Road 412, on the right when traveling south on County Road 414. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brady TX 76825, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. East Sweden Presbyterian Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Onion Creek Indian Fight (approx. ¾ mile away); Soldiers Waterhole (approx. 1.8 miles away); Curtis Airfield (approx. 3.8 miles away); Rochelle Depot (approx. 4.9 miles away); Union Passenger Depot (approx. 5 miles away); Rochelle Cemetery (approx. 5.1 miles away); McCulloch County Courthouse (approx. 5.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brady.
More about this marker. Although the marker was installed by McCulloch County, the Texas Historical Commission lists the marker as State marker #5161.
Regarding Swedish Settlers. Inscribed around the base of the monument is the following:
- First of twenty-six families to settle Melvin: Oscar Carlson, D.J. Malmstrom, J.W. Flemming
- First of twenty-eight families to settle West Sweden: John W. Anderson, Felix Lundgren, C.A. Nelson
- First of thirty-one families to settle East Sweden: C.A. Johnson, Dan Hurd, Lee Hurd
Also see . . .
1. East Sweden, TX. From the Texas State Historical Association’s “Handbook of Texas Online”. (Submitted on April 17, 2018.)
2. West Sweden, TX. From the Texas State Historical Association’s “Handbook of Texas Online”. (Submitted on April 17, 2018.)
3. Early Swedish Settlers. A 1972 historical survey of the history of Swedish communities in McCulloch County, provided by the McCulloch County Historical Survey Committee. (Submitted on April 17, 2018.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2018. It was originally submitted on April 17, 2018, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 215 times since then and 78 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 17, 2018, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.