Town of Shelby Historical

Town of Shelby Historical (HM1TEV)

Location: Round Top, TX 78954 Austin County
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 1.425', W 96° 35.884'

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Named for 1822 settler David Shelby, this town grew up at the mill of German pioneer Otto Von Roeder. The Ohlendorfs, Vogelsangs, Rothermels, and Vanderwerths arrived in 1845; other Germans came in ensuing years. The post office opened 1846 with Shelby as postmaster. A school (1854), an agricultural society, a singing society and a band were started. Mission work, begun in 1876, led to founding of Peace Lutheran and St. Paul Lutheran churches. By 1900 there were at least a dozen businesses here. Decline of farming led residents to live on ancestral land and work in cities.
Year Placed1974
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, August 1st, 2016 at 9:03am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 731639 N 3323847
Decimal Degrees30.02375000, -96.59806667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 1.425', W 96° 35.884'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 1' 25.5" N, 96° 35' 53.04" W
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Area Code(s)979
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 800-1150 FM389, Round Top TX 78954, US
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