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.
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 7 other markers are within 3 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).
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 88 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 7, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.