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Baird in Callahan County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Belle Plain

 
 
Belle Plain Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 14, 2014
1. Belle Plain Marker
Inscription. First official county seat of Callahan County, 1877 - 1883. The first unofficial county seat was Callahan City where the commissioners court was organized, July 30, 1877, and several civil and probate cases filed. By an invalid election, October 13th, and a valid election, December 9, 1877 Belle Plain was selected. On January 16, 1883, the county seat was located at Baird.
 
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 360.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments marker series.
 
Location. 32° 18.653′ N, 99° 21.655′ W. Marker is in Baird, Texas, in Callahan County. Marker is on County Road 471 0.4 miles east of County Road 483, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Baird TX 79504, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of John D. Merchant Home (here, next to this marker); Site of Belle Plaine College (here, next to this marker); William Jeff Maltby (approx. 1.7 miles away); Belle Plaine Cemetery (approx. 1.7 miles away); a different
Belle Plain Markers image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 14, 2014
2. Belle Plain Markers
marker also named Belle Plaine Cemetery (approx. 1.7 miles away); Admiral Cemetery Veterans Memorial (approx. 4 miles away); Admiral Baptist Church (approx. 4 miles away); Site of Callahan City (approx. 4.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baird.
 
Also see . . .
1. Belle Plain, TX. From the Texas State Historical Associationís “Handbook of Texas Online”. (Submitted on November 22, 2014.) 

2. Belle Plain - Texas Escapes. Includes recent and historic photographs of the community. (Submitted on November 22, 2014.) 
 
Categories. PoliticsSettlements & Settlers
 
View to West Along County Road 471 image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 14, 2014
3. View to West Along County Road 471
View to East Along County Road 471 image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 14, 2014
4. View to East Along County Road 471
Markers are located at bend of County Road 471
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 22, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 217 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 22, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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