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Athens in Henderson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Joseph Thomas La Rue

(Nov. 18, 1864-Feb. 13, 1930)

 
 
Joseph Thomas La Rue Marker image. Click for full size.
By Amanda Hartley, June 5, 2010
1. Joseph Thomas La Rue Marker
Inscription. Alderman on Athens' first city council (1901). La Rue (Town 13 mi. SE) was named for him.

Educator, merchant, civic leader, banker, humanitarian, prohibitionist, democrat, historian. Married March 16, 1892, Stella Elvira Parsons. They had seven children.
 
Erected 1970 by Texas State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 10365.)
 
Location. 32° 11.988′ N, 95° 51.456′ W. Marker is in Athens, Texas, in Henderson County. Marker can be reached from South Prairieville Street. Touch for map. Marker is inside the Athens Cemetery. Coordinates are approximate. Marker is at or near this postal address: 312 S. Prairieville Street, Athens TX 75751, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Stella E. Parsons La Rue (here, next to this marker); Dulcinea Ann Holland Thompson Avriett (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Athens Cemetery (about 500 feet away); John Matthews McDonald (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Athens Review (approx. mile away); Henderson County (approx.
La Rue Double Marker image. Click for full size.
By Amanda Hartley, June 5, 2010
2. La Rue Double Marker
0.9 miles away); William Richardson (approx. 6.4 miles away); First United Methodist Church (approx. 9.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Athens.
 
More about this marker. Marker is one part of a double marker located inside Athens Cemetery. The cemetery has maps that show the location of the historical markers.
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
La Rue Headstone image. Click for full size.
By Amanda Hartley, June 5, 2010
3. La Rue Headstone
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 9, 2010, by Amanda Hartley of Tyler, Texas. This page has been viewed 653 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 9, 2010, by Amanda Hartley of Tyler, Texas. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Confirmation of location coordinates or picture/scan of cemetery map showing marker's location. • Can you help?
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