Thomas Middlebrook Willis

Thomas Middlebrook Willis (HM1H9Z)

Location: Abilene, TX 79601 Taylor County
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N 32° 27.417', W 99° 43.425'

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(June 27, 1859 - Nov. 27, 1937)

Born in Bainbridge, Georgia, Thomas Middlebrook Willis was an important early leader in Abilene. Willis moved to Waco, Texas with his parents, Dr. Thomas L. And Mrs. Letitia Willis, in 1866. T.M. Willis first came to this area in 1878 to investigate range possibilities. In 1883, after graduating from the law school of Cumberland University in Lebanon, Tennessee, he moved here and established a practice. In 1886, Willis married Abilene resident Sallie Parker (1865 - 1954); the couple had eight children. Also in 1886, he was elected City Attorney. Willis later also served as City Judge. In 1937, the Abilene Reporter-News honored him, among others, as one of the city founders.
HM NumberHM1H9Z
Marker Number14579
Year Placed2008
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
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Date Added Friday, September 19th, 2014 at 10:50am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 431978 N 3591317
Decimal Degrees32.45695000, -99.72375000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 27.417', W 99° 43.425'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 27' 25.02" N, 99° 43' 25.5" W
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Area Code(s)325
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 801 Cottonwood St, Abilene TX 79601, US
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