Community of Theon

Community of Theon (HM17J)

Location: Jarrell, TX 76537 Williamson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 45.749', W 97° 35.825'

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Attracted to the rich farm land, immigrants from Austria, Bohemia, Germany, Moravia and Silesia came here in the 1880s-90s. This community grew around a cotton gin built about 1883. A Catholic church and school operated at nearby Corn Hill. A post office, named "Theon" for the Greek "to God," opened in 1890. A rifle club sponsored dances, rifle contests and other socials. Farmers started a beef club, butchered mean monthly and shared it with all families. After the post office and school closed, the cotton gin continued to serve this area.
HM NumberHM17J
Marker Number9363
Year Placed1979
Placed ByThe Texas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at 9:14am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 634268 N 3404120
Decimal Degrees30.76248333, -97.59708333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 45.749', W 97° 35.825'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 45' 44.94" N, 97° 35' 49.50" W
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Area Code(s)512, 254
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 7602-7650 FM1105, Jarrell TX 76537, US
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