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Belton in Bell County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Woman's Wednesday Club

of Belton

 
 
Woman's Wednesday Club Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry D. Moore, June 30, 2020
1. Woman's Wednesday Club Marker
Inscription.  Founded in 1898 as a literary society with twenty-five members, the Woman's Wednesday Club is the oldest active club of its kind in Bell County. Initially meeting in the Central Hotel in downtown Belton, the club members were devoted to the study of literature and history. Each member donated books to begin a library. They were instrumental in persuading Andrew Carnegie to donate funds to the city for a public library, and their collection of books formed the nucleus of the institution's holdings. The club has been a driving force in the cultural life of the city.
 
Erected 1990 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 5892.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicWomen. A significant historical year for this entry is 1898.
 
Location. 31° 3.446′ N, 97° 27.796′ W. Marker is in Belton, Texas, in Bell County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street (State Highway 317) and East First Ave, on the right when traveling north on North Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 201 N Main St, Belton TX 76513, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Carnegie Library Building (here, next to this marker); Site of Sam Houston Speech (a few steps from this marker); Early Bell County Jail (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bell County Confederate Memorial (about 400 feet away); Bell County Courthouse (about 500 feet away); William Whitaker Reed (about 500 feet away); Bell County Courthouses (about 600 feet away); Cochran, Blair and Potts Department Store (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Belton.
 
Woman's Wednesday Club Marker Area image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry D. Moore, June 30, 2020
2. Woman's Wednesday Club Marker Area
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 2, 2020, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. This page has been viewed 206 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 2, 2020, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas.

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