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Near Kennard in Houston County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Hagerville Community

(5 mi. SE)

 
 
Hagerville Community Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Gustafson, March 28, 2010
1. Hagerville Community Marker
Inscription. Kentuckian James Henry Hager (1822-1879) and his wife Naoma (Clark) came to Texas in the 1840s. Hager, a farmer and cabinet maker, opened a blacksmith shop and mill in Houston County. The Nacogdoches-to-Navasota stage and mail road ran beside his log home. Hager's son, James Polk, began a post office in 1891 and named the area "Hagerville". Another son, W.J. (Bill) donated land for a schoolhouse that was used for worship. Many residents moved closer to the sawmills and the post office closed in 1905. Business declined but the community retains its identity.
 
Erected 1979 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 9464.)
 
Location. 31° 22.374′ N, 95° 9.942′ W. Marker is near Kennard, Texas, in Houston County. Marker is on State Highway 7 near County Road 4700, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. 1.4 miles east of Kennard. Marker is in this post office area: Kennard TX 75847, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Community of Coltharp (here, next to this marker); Former Rosenwald School (approx. 1.2 miles away); Kennard (approx. 1.3 miles away); First Baptist Church of Kennard
Hagerville Community Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Gustafson, March 28, 2010
2. Hagerville Community Marker
(approx. 1.3 miles away); Four C Mill (approx. 1.5 miles away); Ratcliff (approx. 2 miles away); Ratcliff CCC Camp (approx. 2.1 miles away); The Joseph R. Rice Log Cabin (approx. 12.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kennard.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 7, 2010, by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. This page has been viewed 614 times since then and 66 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 7, 2010, by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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