Emory in Rains County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
(May 2, 1800 - Aug. 11, 1878)
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 Commission. (Marker Number 10861.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, Texas Independence. A significant historical year for this entry is 1845.
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. The marker is located in the southern 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 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rains County (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ambrose FitzgeraldNear Offices of "Rains County Leader" (approx. Ό 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); Lone Oak Methodist Church (approx. 13 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Emory.
Also see . . . Wikipedia article on Emory Rains. (Submitted on September 7, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
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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