Athens in Henderson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Joseph Thomas La Rue
(Nov. 18, 1864-Feb. 13, 1930)
Alderman on Athens' first city council (1901). La Rue (Town 13 mi. SE) was named for him.
Educator, merchant, civic leader, banker, humanitarian, prohibitionist, democrat, historian. Married March 16, 1892, Stella Elvira Parsons. They had seven children.
Erected 1970 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 10365.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Education • Industry & Commerce. A significant historical date for this entry is March 16, 1882.
Location. 32° 11.997′ N, 95° 51.454′ W. Marker is in Athens, Texas, in Henderson County. Marker can be reached from South Prairieville Street. The marker is inside Athens Cemetery. Coordinates are approximate. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 312 S Prairieville Street, Athens TX 75751, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Stella E. Parsons La Rue (a few steps from this marker); Clinton Williams Murchison, Sr. (within shouting distance of this marker); Sid Williams Richardson (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dulcinea Ann Holland Thompson Avriett Athens Cemetery (about 600 feet away); John Matthews McDonald (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Athens Review (approx. ¼ mile away); Site of Hawn Lumber Company (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Athens.
More about this marker. The marker is one part of a double marker located inside Athens Cemetery.
Additional keywords. temperence
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