Jarrell in Williamson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
In 1911, E.M. Wilson, a cotton buyer from Taylor, built a mercantile, bank, and hardware shop in downtown Jarrell. A post office was first opened in the town on March 8, 1912. Jarrell's first school was a frame structure, and a two-story brick building was constructed in 1916. Three cotton gins in Jarrell processed the crop on which the town was so dependent. However, the decline of the cotton industry during the 1920s & 1930s along with the closing of the Bartlett and Western Railway in 1935 resulted
Jarrell made national news headlines when a May 27, 1997 tornado killed 27 residents and injured many others. The town of Jarrell carried on, incorporated in 2001, and has since experienced rapid population growth.
Erected 2009 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 15926.)
Location. 30° 49.58′ N, 97° 36.353′ W. Marker is in Jarrell, Texas, in Williamson County. Marker is on North 5th Street north of East Avenue H, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jarrell TX 76537, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Corn Hill Community (approx. 1½ miles away); Cornhill Cemetery (approx. 1.7 miles away); Daniel Harrison (approx. 1.7 miles away); Community of Theon (approx. 4.4 miles away); Zion Lutheran Church (approx. 5.8 miles away); Stockton Family Cemetery (approx. 7.6 miles away); James B. Williams (approx. 8.3 miles away); Lawler Community (approx. 8.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jarrell.
More about this marker. Marker is located next to the Jarrell Tornado Memorial.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 2, 2015, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. This page has been viewed 241 times since then and 72 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on February 2, 2015, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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