Judge Walter R. Ely

Judge Walter R. Ely (HM1HTZ)

Location: Abilene, TX 79602 Taylor County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 26.251', W 99° 42.395'

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Judge W.R. Ely had the rare privilege of living to see the fruits of his leadership take form in the superb Texas highway system. He helped lay the basis for it in his service on the Highway Commission from 1927 to 1935, half of that time as its chairman. Born April 3, 1878 in Somerset, Ky., he came with his parents to Callahan County in 1895. Largely self-educated, he entered the profession of law and had a distinguished career as 42nd District Court Judge and, after his Highway Commission service, as one of Abilene's most distinguished practicing attorneys. Judge Ely Boulevard is his hometown's tribute to him. The Texas highway system is the statewide monument to his life and public service. His death, January 31, 1978, came only two months before his 100th birthday.
This memorial dedicated April 3, 1978 by the Abilene Chamber of Commerce
Year Placed1978
Placed ByAbilene Chamber of Commerce
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Date Added Friday, November 14th, 2014 at 9:02pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 433577 N 3589152
Decimal Degrees32.43751667, -99.70658333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 26.251', W 99° 42.395'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 26' 15.06" N, 99° 42' 23.7" W
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Area Code(s)325
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1150 E South 11th St, Abilene TX 79602, US
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