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Ralls in Crosby County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

John R. Ralls Building

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, June 9, 2017
1. John R. Ralls Building Marker
Inscription. The largest of more than two blocks of business houses built between 1915 and 1919 by John R. Ralls, founder of this town. Used by the First National Bank which closed in 1930; then housed the Southwestern Public Service office until 1964.

Ralls donated his ranch land for lots for early homesites, the city square, the public school and all organized churches after the railroad by-passed Emma and crossed his land.

Recorded Texas Historic Landmark.
 
Erected 1967 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2803.)
 
Location. 33° 40.739′ N, 101° 23.063′ W. Marker is in Ralls, Texas, in Crosby County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Avenue and Watts Avenue, on the right when traveling south on Main Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is on the northwest corner. Marker is in this post office area: Ralls TX 79357, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Early Settlers of Ralls (within shouting distance of this marker); City of Ralls (within shouting distance of this marker); Ralls Cemetery (approx. one mile away); Emma (approx.
John R. Ralls Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 9, 2017
2. John R. Ralls Building Marker
4.2 miles away); Emma Cemetery (approx. 4.9 miles away); Village of Cone (approx. 8.1 miles away); Farmer Community (approx. 8.4 miles away); Cone Cemetery (approx. 8.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ralls.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
John R. Ralls Building image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 9, 2017
3. John R. Ralls Building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 27, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 27, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 62 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 27, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.
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