Milam (HM20IF)

Location: Milam, TX 75959 Sabine County
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Country: United States of America
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N 31° 25.965', W 93° 50.84'

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The first known description of Milam was given by Stephen Fuller Austin in his diary as he camped along El Camino Real de los Tejas in 1821. Because of the town's close proximity to the trail, Milam saw many explorers, veterans, and pioneers pass through the area. Milam, one of the oldest towns in Texas, was originally known as Red Mound, and was attractive to settlers for its agricultural wealth. After the county seat was moved to Hemphill in 1858, the town of Milam slowly began to decline. The Depression, closure of the school and a shift away from cotton farming led to the relocation of many Milam residents. Recently, retirees have returned for recreational activities in the area.

175 years of Texas Independence · 1836-2011
Marker is property of the State of Texas
HM NumberHM20IF
Year Placed2011
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, August 7th, 2017 at 1:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 419474 N 3477873
Decimal Degrees31.43275000, -93.84733333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 25.965', W 93° 50.84'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 25' 57.9" N, 93° 50' 50.4" W
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Area Code(s)409
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 577 TX-21, Milam TX 75959, US
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