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Near Eldorado in Schleicher County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Site of Verand

 
 
Site of Verand Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 27, 2017
1. Site of Verand Marker
Inscription. The first town in Schleicher County, Verand was established about 1890 near the headquarters of the Vermont Ranch. Although short-lived, the town, platted in 86 lots, incuded a stagecoach station, post office, store, and hotel, as well as homes for twenty to thirty families. The citizens of Verand ultimately had difficulty obtaining clear title to their land so in 1895, in answer to an offer of free land by Eldorado founder W.B. Silliman, they moved five miles south to the new town. The site of Verand soon returned to its natural state.
 
Erected 1968 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4411.)
 
Location. 30° 55.783′ N, 100° 34.943′ W. Marker is near Eldorado, Texas, in Schleicher County. Marker is on U.S. 277 3˝ miles north of County Road 302, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Eldorado TX 76936, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Methodist Church of Eldorado (approx. 4.8 miles away); Captain Gustav Schleicher (approx. 4.9 miles away); Schleicher County Courthouse (approx. 4.9 miles away); Bev McCormick
Site of Verand Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 27, 2017
2. Site of Verand Marker
(approx. 4.9 miles away); First Baptist Church of Eldorado (approx. 5 miles away); First National Bank Building (approx. 5 miles away); West Texas Woolen Mills (approx. 5.2 miles away); Christopher Columbus Doty (approx. 9.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Eldorado.
 
More about this marker. The marker was re-installed in 1996.
 
Also see . . .  Verand, TX. From the Texas State Historical Association's "Handbook of Texas Online". (Submitted on June 3, 2017.) 
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Marker on East Side of US 277 image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 27, 2017
3. Marker on East Side of US 277
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 3, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 3, 2017, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 109 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 3, 2017, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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