Site of General Offices (supratitile)Building of a railroad from here to the Brazos, to handle commerce of rich plantations, was attempted unsuccessfully in 1840-41 by early merchant Andrew Briscoe and the Harrises who founded Harrisburg. Their holdings, including Harrisburg townsite, were sold in 1847 to a group of bostonians and Texans—headed by San Jacinto hero Gen. Sidney Sherman—who succeeded in building the first railroad in Texas.
|Placed By||State Historical Survey Comittee|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at 1:24pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15R E 279686 N 3290140|
|Decimal Degrees||29.72188333, -95.27765000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 29° 43.313', W 95° 16.659'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||29° 43' 18.78" N, 95° 16' 39.54" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||713, 281|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling West|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 8141-8199 E Elm St, Houston TX 77012, US|
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