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Stephenville in Erath County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Erath Arches

 
 
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By Larry D. Moore, November 19, 2017
1. Erath Arches Marker
Inscription.  The Erath Arches were constructed in honor of soldier, surveyor, and legislator George B. Erath (1813-1891), for whom Erath County was named in 1856. The monument was one of many built around the state to celebrate the 1936 centennial of Texas independence. Local architect C.V. Head designed the memorial, and Dublin rock mason Arthur Maxwell constructed it of native field stone. The memorial was threatened with demolition in the 1960s because of the necessity to widen Erath and Washington streets, but public outcry saved it. Instead the two separate pieces were hoisted by crane and resituated at an angle, allowing modern automobiles to pass between them.
 
Erected 2009 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 15792.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Events.
 
Location. 32° 13.138′ N, 98° 12.346′ W. Marker is in Stephenville, Texas, in Erath County. Marker is at the intersection of West Washington Street (Business U.S. 377) and North Erath Avenue, on the left when traveling
Erath Arches image. Click for full size.
By Larry D. Moore, November 19, 2017
2. Erath Arches
east on West Washington Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 500 W Washington St, Stephenville TX 76401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. In Memory of George Bernhard Erath (here, next to this marker); Oak Dale Cemetery (approx. 5.3 miles away); Alexander Cemetery (approx. 11.1 miles away); Morgan Mill Tabernacle (approx. 11.9 miles away); Dublin National Bank (approx. 12.3 miles away); Dr Pepper Texas (approx. 12.3 miles away); Dublin Dr Pepper Bottling Company (approx. 12.3 miles away); William T. Miller Grist Mill (approx. 12.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stephenville.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 21, 2018. It was originally submitted on May 17, 2018, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. This page has been viewed 146 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 17, 2018, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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