Near La Grange in Fayette County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Two grinding stones for the mill weighing about one ton each were imported from Scotland and unloaded at the mouth of the Colorado River on the Gulf of Mexico. In order to transport the heavy stones to the site of the grist mill, Rabb constructed a wooden axle and attached a round stone on both ends to serve as wheels. He then hitched oxen to the vehicle and pulled it about 100 miles overland to his mill. Rabb and his sons completed the mill in 1831; Rabb died shortly afterward. Through the years his descendants played significant roles in the development of Texas. The community of Rabb's Prairie was named for this pioneer family.
Erected 1996 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4161.)
Location. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: La Grange TX 78945, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. La Fayette Masonic Lodge No. 34 A.F. & A.M. (approx. 3.6 miles away); Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1867 (approx. 3.9 miles away); Old City Cemetery (approx. 3.9 miles away); Fayette County, C.S.A. (approx. 3.9 miles away); City Library Building (approx. 4 miles away); Hermes House (approx. 4 miles away); Bradshaw-Killough House (approx. 4.1 miles away); The First U.S. Postal Rural Mail Route in Texas (approx. 4.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in La Grange.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 22, 2012, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. This page has been viewed 531 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 22, 2012, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.