Abbott (HM14IY)

Location: Abbott, TX 76621 Hill County
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Country: United States of America
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N 31° 53.114', W 97° 4.336'

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In 1881, on land owned by G.M. Dodge, the Missouri, Kansas & Texas (Katy) Railroad built a line through a new town named for Joseph Abbott, a Hill County resident, lawyer and U.S. Congressman. Winston W. Treadwell soon opened a general store managed by L.C. Barnett, who built and occupied the town's first residence. Ten years later, the community supported a school, several businesses, a post office and three churches. Abbott suffered major fires at the turn of the 20th century, but its residents rebuilt. Today, their history is maintained through religious and educational institutions, as well as cemeteries, which chronicle the lives of generations of area residents.
HM NumberHM14IY
Marker Number13891
Year Placed2005
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 7:53pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 682326 N 3529335
Decimal Degrees31.88523333, -97.07226667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 53.114', W 97° 4.336'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 53' 6.84" N, 97° 4' 20.16" W
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Area Code(s)254
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 218 E Walnut St, Abbott TX 76621, US
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