Emigrants from the Old South came in after 1840, although the county was not created until 1870. The name honors pioneer Emory Rains (1800-1878). He served as Senator in 8th Legislature from district out of which this county was later carved and had a long public service career.
Rains County is known as the birthplace of the Farmers Cooperative and Educational Union of America, founded in 1904.
Erected 1970 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 10860.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1840.
Location. 32° 52.473′ N, 95° 45.904′ W. Marker is in Emory, Texas, in Rains County. Marker is at the intersection of Quitman Street (Farm to Market Road 2795) and North Texas Street (State Route 19), on the right when traveling west on Quitman
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rains County Courthouse (a few steps from this marker); Near Offices of "Rains County Leader" (within shouting distance of this marker); The Amis House (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Rains County (approx. ¼ mile away); Emory Rains (approx. 0.3 miles away); Ambrose Fitzgerald (approx. half a mile away); Site of Fraser Brick Company (approx. 2.7 miles away); Lone Oak Methodist Church (approx. 13.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Emory.
Also see . . . Texas State Historical Association on Rains County. (Submitted on September 7, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 22, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 7, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 203 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 7, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.