Five miles northwest is the geographic center of Texas, an imaginary point whose co-ordinates divide the state into four equal areas. In straight-line distance it is 437 miles from the state’s most westerly point on the Rio Grande River above El . . . — — Map (db m116513)
E.E. Willoughby (1853-1935), a cattleman from Tarrant County, moved to Rochelle (then about 1.5 mi. SE) in 1883. He acquired land here in 1886 along the Brady - San Saba Road. In 1889 he donated two acres near this site for the community’s school . . . — — Map (db m116448) HM
J.F. Crew of Ohio purchased land here in 1902 and later moved to McCulloch County and founded the settlement of Rochelle. When the Fort Worth and Rio Grande Railroad built a line from Brownwood to Brady in 1902-03, he was successful in having it . . . — — Map (db m116451) HM
U.S. soldiers, under command of Robert E. Lee, used this site while traveling the nearby Military Road and patroling this area for Indians.
Westbound immigrants also camped here prior to the Civil War.
Here 27 Indians surprised and . . . — — Map (db m116512) HM