James W. Lauderdale

James W. Lauderdale (HM1ET7)

Location: Somerville, TX 77879 Burleson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 20.779', W 96° 31.705'

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This railroad bell was given in memory of James W. Lauderdale (1854-1914), Burleson County pioneer. He came by covered wagon caravan from Mississippi to Texas in 1888 He married Florance Brooks. They had four children: Cyrus, Davis, Charles and Erin. Lauderdale was a land owner, rock quarrier and successful stockman with the first Hereford cattle in the area. He was instrumental in bringing Santa Fe tie plant to Somerville. Ties came from East Texas pineywoods via Beaumont branch, creosote from Germany via Galveston, water from Lauderdale's big lake (now Big Creek Marina).
Given in appreciation and with affection by his daughter Erin Lockhart.
HM NumberHM1ET7
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Date Added Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 6:05pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 737582 N 3359751
Decimal Degrees30.34631667, -96.52841667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 20.779', W 96° 31.705'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 20' 46.74" N, 96° 31' 42.30" W
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Area Code(s)979
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 247-299 Ave A, Somerville TX 77879, US
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