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Texas City in Galveston County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Wedell's Corner

9th Street and 4th Ave. South

 

— (On Early Trail into Texas City) —

 
Wedell's Corner Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, March 13, 2008
1. Wedell's Corner Marker
Inscription.  Site, childhood home of Jimmy (1900-1934) and Walter (1901-1935) Wedell - aviation pioneers. Jimmy designed, built, raced planes with financier Harry Williams Operated early airline at time of death in crash, held world's land plane speed record. Walter died in a later air disaster.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Air & Space.
 
Location. 29° 23.895′ N, 94° 53.565′ W. Marker is in Texas City, Texas, in Galveston County. Marker is on Bay Street North near 14th Avenue North, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Texas City TX 77590, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William Jefferson Jones (here, next to this marker); Shoal Point and Half Moon Shoal Lighthouse (here, next to this marker); Site of Austinia (here, next to this marker); Old Bay Lake Ranch (here, next to this marker); F-100F North American Super Sabre (a few steps from this marker); U.S. Army Camp at Texas City (a few steps from
Other Markers in this Park image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans
2. Other Markers in this Park
this marker); Anchor Park (approx. 0.4 miles away); Anchor from Freighter Grand Camp (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Texas City.
 
Nearby F-100F North American Super Sabre & Bi-Wing image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans
3. Nearby F-100F North American Super Sabre & Bi-Wing
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 8, 2011, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 478 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 8, 2011, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.   2, 3. submitted on December 4, 2011, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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