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.)
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 Street. On lawn of Rains County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 167 Quitman Street, Emory TX 75440, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow
Also see . . . Texas State Historical Association on Rains County. (Submitted on September 7, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 7, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 7, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 73 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 7, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.