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Cleveland in Liberty County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

City of Cleveland

 
 
City of Cleveland Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, September 22, 2022
1. City of Cleveland Marker
Inscription.  The town of Cleveland traces its beginnings to 1878, when local attorney and politician Charles Lander Cleveland (1824-1892) deeded land to the Houston East and West Texas Railroad stipulating the building of a railway depot and the establishment of a town to be named Cleveland. By 1879 the settlement boasted a sawmill, two boarding houses, railroad interests, and a number of homes, churches and schools were established and the town continued to grow, with an economy based on timber and railroad industries. The city was officially incorporated in 1935.
Texas Sesquicentennial 1836-1986

 
Erected 1986 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 9647.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRailroads & Streetcars. A significant historical year for this entry is 1878.
 
Location. 30° 20.542′ N, 95° 5.338′ W. Marker is in Cleveland, Texas, in Liberty County. Marker is at the intersection of South San Jacinto Avenue and West Houston Street, on the left when traveling south on South
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San Jacinto Avenue. The marker is located at a west side park next to the railroad tracks. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cleveland TX 77327, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Texan Theater (within shouting distance of this marker); First National Bank of Cleveland (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); World War II Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); All Women Who Served Their Country in All Wars (approx. 0.2 miles away); Vietnam Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); World War I Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Korean Conflict Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Tom Hill House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cleveland.
 
Also see . . .  Cleveland, TX (Liberty County). Texas State Historical Association
Cleveland is on U.S. Highway 59 forty miles northeast of Houston in northwestern Liberty County. The recorded history of the area began in 1836, when the General Land Office offered land in the county in exchange for military service. In 1854 Father Peter La Cour, who was evidently the first priest resident in the county, built a church and convent near the present townsite. The community formed after 1878, when Charles Lander Cleveland deeded 63.6 acres of land to the Houston, East and West Texas Railway with a request that a station bear
The City of Cleveland Marker in the small railroad park image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, September 22, 2022
2. The City of Cleveland Marker in the small railroad park
his name. Since 1900 Cleveland has served as the junction of this line (now the Southern Pacific) and the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe (now the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe).
(Submitted on September 24, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
The view of the City of Cleveland Marker from the street image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, September 22, 2022
3. The view of the City of Cleveland Marker from the street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 24, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 24, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 153 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 24, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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