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Near Seymour in Baylor County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Westover

 
 
Westover Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Anderson, November 23, 2021
1. Westover Marker
Inscription.  Platted in 1910 on the Gulf, Texas and Western Railroad, Westover developed into a small market center providing goods and services for area farmers and ranchers. J. W. Stevens offered part of his ranchland for the townsite, which was given the maiden name of his mother-in-law. James H.B. Kyle served as first postmaster when the post office was established in 1910. Businesses, including a bank, barbershops, cotton gins and dry goods stores, as well as churches, a school and a cemetery were established to serve area residents. After the commercial area suffered a fire in 1921 and the rail line was abandoned in 1942, many settlers and businesses moved to Seymour.
 
Erected 2002 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 12745.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1910.
 
Location. 33° 29.664′ N, 99° 0.756′ W. Marker is near Seymour, Texas, in Baylor County. Marker is on State Highway 114, 0.4 miles east of Hale Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map.
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Marker is in this post office area: Seymour TX 76380, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Westover School (here, next to this marker); On Route of the Comanche Exodus (approx. 5.8 miles away); Megargel (approx. 5.8 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Westover, TX - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on November 30, 2021, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas.) 
 
Westover Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Anderson, November 23, 2021
2. Westover Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 30, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 30, 2021, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas. This page has been viewed 810 times since then and 309 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 30, 2021, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas.

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