Western Boundary of Peters Colony

Western Boundary of Peters Colony (HM1R8B)

Location: Throckmorton, TX 76483 Throckmorton County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 11.025', W 99° 25.13'

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In 1841, the Republic of Texas granted William S. Peters and others an empresario grant in north central Texas, including most of what is now Throckmorton County. The colony's western boundary was three miles east of the current Haskell County borderline. Thomas Lambshead was the only settler to venture this far west in the colony. By 1844, the Texas Emigration & Land Company (T. E. & L.) began to manage colony settlement. However, few settled the land and Peters Colony ended in failure. Still, it proved vital for Throckmorton County settlement. The T. E. & L. owned much of the county land and divided it amongst shareholders, many of whom were speculators who sold property to the county's earliest settlers.
HM NumberHM1R8B
Marker Number15836
Year Placed2009
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, March 25th, 2016 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 460955 N 3671735
Decimal Degrees33.18375000, -99.41883333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 11.025', W 99° 25.13'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 11' 1.5" N, 99° 25' 7.8" W
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Area Code(s)940
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near US-380, Throckmorton TX 76483, US
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