El Campo Historical

El Campo Historical (HM1TF7)

Location: El Campo, TX 77437 Wharton County
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Country: United States of America
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N 29° 11.916', W 96° 16.033'

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Begun as a camp on the New York, Texas, and Mexican Railroad in 1882, El Campo initially was known as Prairie Switch and served as a supply and shipping center for area ranchers. By the 1890s the town had grown to include a post office, homes, businesses, schools, and churches. An influx of European immigrants produced a strong ethnic heritage. Fires in 1896 and 1901 destroyed much of the downtown area, but the city rebuilt. Oil and gas discoveries in the 1930s provided an economic boom, although agriculture remains the primary local business.
HM NumberHM1TF7
Year Placed1990
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, August 1st, 2016 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 765715 N 3233081
Decimal Degrees29.19860000, -96.26721667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 11.916', W 96° 16.033'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 11' 54.96" N, 96° 16' 1.98" W
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Area Code(s)979
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 373-399 State Hwy 525, El Campo TX 77437, US
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