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New Baden in Robertson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

New Baden

 
 
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By Brian Anderson, July 1, 2018
1. New Baden Marker
Inscription.  Founded by German, Prussian, and Swiss immigrants in 1881, New Baden was named for the German town of Baden-Baden. The immigrants built a central building known as the Colony House to provide lodging for families while homes were under construction. Located on the route of the International & Great Northern Railroad, the town soon boasted stores, churches, a school, and a railroad station. Most of the residents were farmers, and the economy was based on agriculture. Population declined in the 1940s, but New Baden remains a viable rural community.
 
Erected 1997 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 11754.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 31° 3.067′ N, 96° 25.789′ W. Marker is in New Baden, Texas, in Robertson County. Marker is on Farm to Market Road 1940 0.1 miles east of U.S. 79. Marker is located next to the New Baden Post Office. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 199 FM 1940, New Baden TX 77870, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the
New Baden Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, July 1, 2018
2. New Baden Marker
crow flies. Robertson County (approx. 2.4 miles away); Franklin Carnegie Library (approx. 3.6 miles away); Robertson County Courthouse (approx. 3.8 miles away); Franklin (approx. 3.8 miles away); Old Franklin (approx. 6.1 miles away); Wheelock (approx. 10.7 miles away); a different marker also named Wheelock (approx. 10.7 miles away); Camp Hearne World War II Prisoner of War Camp (approx. 16.1 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  New Baden, TX - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on July 2, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 3, 2018. It was originally submitted on July 2, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas. This page has been viewed 147 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 2, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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