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Near Centerville in Leon County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Leon County

 
 
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By Brian Anderson, July 1, 2018
1. Leon County Marker
Inscription.
Formed from Robertson County
Created March 17, 1846 Organized July 13, 1846
Named in honor of
Martin de Leon
1765-1833
A Texas empresario
Founder of Victoria
County seat, Leona 1846
Centerville, since 1850

 
Erected 1936 by Texas Highway Department. (Marker Number 9628.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments marker series.
 
Location. 31° 10.474′ N, 95° 58.381′ W. Marker is near Centerville, Texas, in Leon County. Marker is on State Highway 75 1.8 miles north of Farm to Market Road 977, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located at a small pull-off from the highway just south of Fort Boggy State Park. The marker is currently heavily obstructed by the surrounding trees. Marker is in this post office area: Centerville TX 75833, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of the First Court House Built in Leon County (approx. 1.4 miles away); Fort Boggy (approx. 1.9 miles away); Leon County Courthouse (approx. 5.8 miles away); El Camino Real (approx. 13.3 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
Leon County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, July 1, 2018
2. Leon County Marker
 Leon County - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on July 2, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.) 
 
Categories. Political Subdivisions
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 3, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 2, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 31 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 2, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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