Site of Old Pease City

Site of Old Pease City (HM1JJ4)

Location: Crowell, TX 79227 Foard County
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N 34° 3.698', W 99° 43.492'

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Founded in 1880 by Benjamin E. Lower, John Wesley and wife, first settlers. Lower became the first postmaster, 1880; Mrs. Wesley was second, 1882. Place was named for Pease River and E.M. Pease, Texas Governor (1853-57 and 1867-69).
     Second group of settlers was family of W.T. Dunn.
     Stone post office-trading post served 3,500 square miles of sparsely settled country. Mail delivery was by stage or horse.
     The post office was abolished 1885 when Margaret became seat of Hardeman County. In 1891 site of old Pease City and Margaret became part of Foard County.
HM NumberHM1JJ4
Marker Number4856
Year Placed1968
Placed ByTexas State Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, March 13th, 2015 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 433107 N 3769226
Decimal Degrees34.06163333, -99.72486667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 3.698', W 99° 43.492'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 3' 41.88" N, 99° 43' 29.52" W
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Area Code(s)940
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near TX-6, Crowell TX 79227, US
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