Aledo in Parker County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
City of Aledo
By the beginning of the 20th century, Aledo was the commercial center of east Parker County with business development near the train station and along north and south Front Streets. There were two water-powered mills in operation near Aledo. The transcontinental Bankhead Highway bypassed downtown Aledo in the 1920s, but the route currently establishes the northern boundary of the future city limits of the City of Aledo.
By 1960, Aledo was growing because engineers and professionals from the
Erected 2014 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 17978.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1879.
Location. 32° 41.792′ N, 97° 36.155′ W. Marker is in Aledo, Texas, in Parker County. Marker is at the intersection of Farm to Market Road 1187 and Elm Street, on the right when traveling north on Road 1187. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 128 Elm Street, Aledo TX 76008, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Baptist Church of Aledo (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Aledo United Methodist Church (about 600 feet away); Bankhead Highway in Aledo (approx. 1.3 miles away); Hood Family Cemetery (approx. 2 miles away); Annetta CemeteryLawson Daniel Gratz (approx. 5.4 miles away); Isaac Parker (approx. 7.8 miles away); James M. Benbrook (approx. 8.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Aledo.
Also see . . . Aledo, TX - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on July 17, 2020, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 17, 2020, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas. This page has been viewed 212 times since then and 79 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 17, 2020, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas.