Somerville (HM1ET6)

Location: Somerville, TX 77879 Burleson County
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N 30° 20.781', W 96° 31.708'

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Located where two branches of the Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe Railway joined, town was named for Albert Somerville, first president of the railroad. First settlers arrived after town was surveyed about 1883; the post office was permanently established in 1897. Somerville boomed in the 1890s when local citizens persuaded a railroad tie plant to locate here. Santa Fe Railroad bought the operation in 1905; this is still an important industry. Incorporated in 1913, the town has become a recreation center since Lake Somerville was created in the 1960s.
HM NumberHM1ET6
Marker Number8654
Year Placed1974
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 5:49pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 737577 N 3359754
Decimal Degrees30.34635000, -96.52846667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 20.781', W 96° 31.708'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 20' 46.86" N, 96° 31' 42.48" W
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Area Code(s)979
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 247-299 Farm to Market Rd 1361, Somerville TX 77879, US
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