Prairieville Historical

Prairieville Historical (HM1TH2)

Location: Mabank, TX 75147 Kaufman County
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N 32° 28.793', W 96° 6.158'

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(Site within Mercer Colony land grant)

Established by colonizer Johan Reinert Reiersen (1810-64). The 1845 founder of Brownboro (Normandy) in present Henderson County, who settled here in 1847. Elise Tvede Waerenskjold, Reiersen's aide on his magazine "Norway and Texas", spurred migration by continuing to write for Norwegian journals.

In 1848 colonists organized a church, Erick Bache in 1853 built a hotel which served as post office and station on two stage lines. By 1857 Prairieville had about 80 Norwegians living as neighbors to Anglo-Americans, Danes, Frenchmen, Germans, Swedes, and other early settlers.
HM NumberHM1TH2
Year Placed1971
Placed ByState Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016 at 9:04am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 772286 N 3597328
Decimal Degrees32.47988333, -96.10263333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 28.793', W 96° 6.158'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 28' 47.58" N, 96° 6' 9.48" W
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Area Code(s)903, 430
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 11449-11491 FM 90, Mabank TX 75147, US
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