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Emory in Rains County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Emory Rains

(May 2, 1800 - Aug. 11, 1878)

 
 
Emory Rains Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2019
1. Emory Rains Marker
Inscription.  Texas pioneer Emory Rains served as an alcalde under Mexican rule and as a counselor in the East Texas Regulator-Moderator War of the 1840s. As a senator in the Republic of Texas Congress, he helped pass the Homestead Act. Rains also served in the 1845 Constitutional Convention and in the State Legislature, where he worked for the formation of this county, which was named in his honor. The Rains County Seat, Emory, was also named for him.
 
Erected 1983 by Texas Historical Marker. (Marker Number 10861.)
 
Location. 32° 52.684′ N, 95° 46.087′ W. Marker is in Emory, Texas, in Rains County. Marker can be reached from Alexander Road north of North Street, on the left when traveling north. Located south part of Emory City Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Alexander Road, 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 flies. Rains County (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ambrose Fitzgerald (approx. 0.2 miles away); Near Offices of "Rains County Leader"
Emory Rains gravesite & marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2019
2. Emory Rains gravesite & marker.
(approx. mile away); a different marker also named Rains County (approx. 0.3 miles away); Rains County Courthouse (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Amis House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Site of Fraser Brick Company (approx. 3 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on Emory Rains. (Submitted on September 7, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Additional comments.
1. About the position of alcalde from the marker text.
The alcalde, the most important official in the Spanish municipality, acted not only as the chief executive in a Spanish town, but also functioned as a judge of minor cases and as the head of the town council.
    — Submitted September 7, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

 
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Area photo of the Emory Rains gravesite and historical marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2019
3. Area photo of the Emory Rains gravesite and historical marker.
 

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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 72 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 7, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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