Railroads in Rockdale

Railroads in Rockdale (HM1EVZ)

Location: Rockdale, TX 76567 Milam County
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 39.275', W 97° 0.056'

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Rockdale owes its founding to the International & Great Northern rail line, along which the town was laid out in 1873-74. The railroad gave area farmers access to markets for their crops, and Rockdale became a shipping point for farmers and other local businesses. The San Antonio & Aransas Pass (later Southern Pacific) Railroad operated a north-south route through Rockdale from 1891 to 1959, further contributing to economic growth. The Rockdale, Sandow and Southern Railroad, chartered in 1923 to carry lignite coal to area customers, became Rockdale's third rail line. Although the last passenger train left Rockdale in 1970, the railroad remains a significant part of the community's heritage.
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HM NumberHM1EVZ
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Marker Number12561
Year Placed2001
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
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Date Added Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 11:14am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 691546 N 3393026
Decimal Degrees30.65458333, -97.00093333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 39.275', W 97° 0.056'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 39' 16.50" N, 97° 0' 3.36" W
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Area Code(s)512
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 200-232 S Main St, Rockdale TX 76567, US
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