Old Glory in Stonewall County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
†††††In 1903 G.R. Spielhagen laid out a townsite (2 mi. SE) and named it Brandenburg after a town in Germany. When the railroad was built through the area in 1908-09, bypassing the small community, the town relocated to this site along the rail line and became known as New Brandenburg.
†††††The community grew rapidly and soon boasted a post office, school, cotton gin, stores, and homes. At the outbreak of World War I, the citizens petitioned the U.S. Postal Service to change the name of the town to demonstrate their patriotism and pride in their adopted country. On August 9, 1918, the name officially changed to Old Glory. Although the town has declined, many descendants of pioneer settlers continue to reside in the area.
Erected 1990 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3736.)
Location. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Old Glory TX 79540, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Mackenzie Trail (approx. 3.6 miles away); Stonewall County Veterans Memorial (approx. 10.1 miles away); Stonewall County (approx. 10.1 miles away); County Named for Confederate Hero / Texas in the Civil War (approx. 10.1 miles away); Stonewall County Servicemen Honor Roll (approx. 10.1 miles away); "Our Lady of Justice" (approx. 10.1 miles away); Texas Vietnam Veterans Memorial Highway (approx. 11.1 miles away); Rath City (approx. 11.1 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Old Glory, TX. From the Texas State Historical Associationís “Handbook of Texas Online”. (Submitted on June 10, 2016.)
2. A Short History of Old Glory. From The Portal to Texas History website, a 166-page collection of essays about the history of Old Glory and the surrounding area. (Submitted on June 10, 2016.)
Categories. • Patriots & Patriotism • Railroads & Streetcars • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 19, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 10, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 408 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 10, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.