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La Grange in Fayette County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

The First U.S. Postal Rural Mail Route in Texas

 
 
Marker for First U. S. Postal Rural Mail Route in Texas image. Click for full size.
By Gregory Walker, March 10, 2012
1. Marker for First U. S. Postal Rural Mail Route in Texas
Inscription.  
Authorized effective
August 1, 1899
La Grange, Fayette County

 
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 5607.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments series list. A significant historical date for this entry is August 1, 1899.
 
Location. 29° 54.396′ N, 96° 52.637′ W. Marker is in La Grange, Texas, in Fayette County. Marker is at the intersection of North Jefferson Street (U.S. 77) and East Colorado Street, on the right when traveling north on North Jefferson Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 113 E Colorado St, La Grange TX 78945, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Casino Hall (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lester Hotel (about 400 feet away); Texas Rangers Memorial (about 400 feet away); The Dawson Expedition / Historic Oak Tree (about 500 feet away); The Dawson Memorial (about 600 feet away); Fayette County Courthouse
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By Gregory Walker, March 10, 2012
2. Location of Marker for the First U. S. Postal Rural Mail Route in Texas
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(about 800 feet away); Birthplace of the SPJST (about 800 feet away); Webb-Schneider House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in La Grange.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 27, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 26, 2016, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. This page has been viewed 299 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 26, 2016, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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