Serbin (HM1L9S)

Location: Giddings, TX 78942 Lee County
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 7.655', W 96° 59.936'

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Trilingual (Wendish-German-English) community founded 1854 by 588 S\Wends under leadership of the Rev. John Kilian. The Rev. Kilian (evangelical Lutheran) named place Serbin because the Wends were descendants of Serbs.

A thriving town 1865-1890; had grocery, dry goods, jewelry, drug and music stores; shops of wagon maker, blacksmith, saddler; post office, 3 doctors, 2 dentists.

On Smithville-Houston oxcart road—sending out cotton, other produce, and hauling in staples.

Decline began about 1890 as railroads bypassed settlement by several miles.
HM NumberHM1L9S
Year Placed1969
Placed ByState Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015 at 10:04am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 692770 N 3334612
Decimal Degrees30.12758333, -96.99893333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 7.655', W 96° 59.936'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 7' 39.3" N, 96° 59' 56.16" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)979, 512
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1651 FM2239, Giddings TX 78942, US
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