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Near Mertzon in Irion County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Irion County

 
 
Irion County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, November 10, 2018
1. Irion County Marker
Inscription.  
Created March 7, 1889
Organized April 16, 1889

Named in honor of
Robert Anderson Irion
1806-1860
Came to Texas in 1833 and
located at Nacogdoches
Member of the first Texas
Congress
Secretary of State in the
Cabinet of President Houston
1837-1838

Sherwood, the county seat

 
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 2612.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments marker series.
 
Location. 31° 17.039′ N, 100° 48.715′ W. Marker is near Mertzon, Texas, in Irion County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 67 and Farm to Market Road 72, on the left when traveling north on U.S. 67. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mertzon TX 76941, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sherwood Courthouse (approx. 1.1 miles away); Dove Creek Battle/Texas Civil War Indian Trouble (approx. 1.8 miles away); Knickerbocker Schools
Irion County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, November 10, 2018
2. Irion County Marker
(approx. 11.2 miles away); Knickerbocker (approx. 11.2 miles away); Arden Community (approx. 11.4 miles away).
 
More about this marker. The marker was originally placed in 1936 and was restored in 2013.
 
Regarding Irion County. Shortly after this marker was placed in 1936, a vote was held which moved the county seat from Sherwood to Mertzon, the current county seat.
 
Also see . . .  Irion County - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on November 11, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.) 
 
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More. Search the internet for Irion County.
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 15, 2018. This page originally submitted on November 11, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 35 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 11, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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