El Campo in Wharton County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
The town was laid out by the railroad and not by the compass, with two main streets that crossed each other north of the tracks. In the 1890's herds of cattle were bedded down on this very site, now named Evans Park.
This replica of an open depot is sponsored by the Beautify El Campo Extension (BEEs) of the Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture and the El Campo Museum Society. It is dedicated to the hardy men and women who settled this community, and commemorates El Campo's rich heritage during the Texas Sesquicentennial year of 1986.
Others making this project possible are Sorosis Club, Rotary Club, Women's Club, Sesame Club, Pilot Club, Lions Club, Jaycees, BLS Construction, Inc. and the El Campo Leader-News.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in Railroads & Streetcars.
Location. 29° 11.76′ N, 96° 16.115′ W. Marker is in El Campo, Texas, in Wharton County. Marker is on Monseratte Street near N. Mechanic Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 156 E Monseratte Street, El Campo TX 77437, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First National Bank of El Campo (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); El Campo Library Building (about 600 feet away); El Campo (approx. 0.2 miles away); Danevang (approx. 11.2 miles away); Ansgar Evangelical Lutheran Church and Cemetery (approx. 11.2 miles away); Danevang Lutheran Church (approx. 11.3 miles away); Danevang Pioneer Monument (approx. 11.3 miles away); Danevang Community Hall (approx. 11.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in El Campo.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 20, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 2, 2010, by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. This page has been viewed 586 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 2, 2010, by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.