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Near Brady in McCulloch County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Swedish Settlers

 
 
Swedish Settlers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 11, 2018
1. Swedish Settlers Marker
Inscription. Helped to populate county, 1886 to 1912, settling three areas East Sweden, West Sweden, and Melvin. Most of 95 families who colonized here were farmers, others were carpenters, stone masons, and blacksmiths. They established thriving farm economy which has continued to the present day.
 
Erected 1972 by McCulloch County Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 5161.)
 
Location. 31° 10.039′ N, 99° 15.386′ W. Marker is near Brady, Texas, in McCulloch County. Marker is at the intersection of County Road 414 and County Road 412, on the right when traveling south on County Road 414. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brady TX 76825, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. East Sweden Presbyterian Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Onion Creek Indian Fight (approx. ĺ mile away); Soldiers Waterhole (approx. 1.8 miles away); Curtis Airfield (approx. 3.8 miles away); Rochelle Depot (approx. 4.9 miles away); Union Passenger Depot (approx. 5 miles away); Rochelle Cemetery (approx. 5.1 miles away); McCulloch County Courthouse (approx. 5.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brady.
 
More about this marker.
Swedish Settlers Monument image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 11, 2018
2. Swedish Settlers Monument
Although the marker was installed by McCulloch County, the Texas Historical Commission lists the marker as State marker #5161.
 
Regarding Swedish Settlers. Inscribed around the base of the monument is the following:

 
Also see . . .
1. East Sweden, TX. From the Texas State Historical Associationís “Handbook of Texas Online”. (Submitted on April 17, 2018.) 

2. West Sweden, TX. From the Texas State Historical Associationís “Handbook of Texas Online”. (Submitted on April 17, 2018.) 

3. Early Swedish Settlers. A 1972 historical survey of the history of Swedish communities in McCulloch County, provided by the McCulloch County Historical Survey Committee. (Submitted on April 17, 2018.) 
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Monument at Intersection of CR 414 and CR 412 image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 11, 2018
3. Monument at Intersection of CR 414 and CR 412
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 17, 2018, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 38 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 17, 2018, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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