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Roberts County Texas Historical Markers

 
Colonel O. M. Roberts Marker image, Touch for more information
By Bill Kirchner, May 2, 2012
Colonel O. M. Roberts Marker
Texas (Roberts County), Miami — 965 — Colonel O. M. Roberts1815 – 1898 — County named for Prominent Confederate
President Secession Convention 1861, resulting in comment by Sam Houston, "I don't know what they will do, but Roberts is honest." Raised in 11th Texas Infantry. Gallantly led Brigade Battle Bayou Bourbeau, LA. Chief Justice Texas Supreme Court . . . — Map (db m55800) HM
Texas (Roberts County), Miami — 11962 — Cottage Hotel
The prominent Lard family helped Lizzie Lard build the Cottage Hotel to support her two daughters after she was widowed 1893; it was completed in 1895. As Miami became the county seat and a regional trade center, the hotel prospered. Its parlor was . . . — Map (db m55802) HM
Texas (Roberts County), Miami — 2039 — Fossil Beds(three miles southeast)
Cited as one of most prolific fossil fields of lower Pliocene age at time of discovery, these beds are about 13,000,000 years old. Geologists of Rio Bravo Oil Company found them in 1928 on C.C. Coffee Ranch, and their reports brought specialists . . . — Map (db m55797) HM
Texas (Roberts County), Miami — Historic Roadside Park
The picnic area on US 60 in Roberts County is an early roadside park developed by the Texas Highway Department – now Texas Department of Transportation. This 1935 park accommodated motorists attending the state's centennial events in 1936. The . . . — Map (db m55796) HM
Texas (Roberts County), Miami — 3358 — Miami Railroad Depot
When the Southern Kansas Railway Company of Texas built a line through Roberts County in 1887, Miami developed at the end of the track as a campsite for workers. The crew set up a kitchen and a tent hotel. Soon the railroad built a public water well . . . — Map (db m55801) HM
Texas (Roberts County), Miami — 4292 — Roberts County
Formed from Young and Bexar Territories Created, August 21, 1876 Organized, January 10, 1889 Named in honor of John S. Roberts A signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence, and Oran Milo Roberts Governor of Texas, 1878-1882 . . . — Map (db m55798) HM
Texas (Roberts County), Miami — 12593 — Roberts County Courthouse
Prominently sited atop a grassy slope overlooking the town of Miami, the Roberts County Courthouse was built in 1913, during a time of regional economic development spurred by the oil and ranching industries. One of six Texas courthouses designed by . . . — Map (db m55799) HM
Texas (Roberts County), Wayside — 5729 — Wayside Community
Settlers came to this locality in 1876. The county was organized in 1889. Pioneer school district no. 5 originated by court order in 1890 to serve this area with schools known as Tallahone, Poole, and Wayside, taught usually in homes. In 1914, . . . — Map (db m93737) HM

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