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

Wheelock

 
 
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By Brian Anderson, January 26, 2019
1. Wheelock Marker
Inscription.  Eleazar Louis Ripley Wheelock (1793-1847) came to Texas from Illinois in 1830. A surveyor for Robertson's Colony, he established a town on his land along the Old San Antonio Road. Named Wheelock in 1837, the town boasted twenty businesses by the 1840s, including general stores, land and freight offices, and a cotton gin. By 1845 Wheelock was a transportation hub in Central Texas. A post office was established in 1846, and the town was Robertson County Seat from 1850 to 1856. Bypassed by the railroad in the 1860s, Wheelock declined; many of its citizens moved to Hearne.
 
Erected 1997 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 11756.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1837.
 
Location. 30° 53.985′ N, 96° 23.565′ W. Marker is in Wheelock, Texas, in Robertson County. Marker is at the intersection of Farm to Market Road 391 and Bremond Street (Farm to Market Road 46), on the right when traveling west on Road 391. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wheelock TX 77882, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker
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By Brian Anderson, January 26, 2019
2. Wheelock Marker
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, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Wheelock (a few steps from this marker); Franklin (approx. 10.3 miles away); Old Franklin (approx. 10.3 miles away); Franklin Carnegie Library (approx. 10.4 miles away); Robertson County Courthouse (approx. 10.4 miles away); Robertson County (approx. 10.4 miles away); El Camino Real (approx. 10˝ miles away); Staggers Point (approx. 10˝ miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Wheelock, TX - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on January 29, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 29, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 29, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas. This page has been viewed 76 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 29, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas.

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