Erath Arches

Erath Arches (HM27NC)

Location: Stephenville, TX 76401 Erath County
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N 32° 13.138', W 98° 12.346'

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The Erath Arches were constructed in honor of soldier, surveyor, and legislator George B. Erath (1813-1891), for whom Erath County was named in 1856. The monument was one of many built around the state to celebrate the 1936 centennial of Texas independence. Local architect C.V. Head designed the memorial, and Dublin rock mason Arthur Maxwell constructed it of native field stone. The memorial was threatened with demolition in the 1960s because of the necessity to widen Erath and Washington streets, but public outcry saved it. Instead the two separate pieces were hoisted by crane and resituated at an angle, allowing modern automobiles to pass between them.
HM NumberHM27NC
Year Placed2009
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, May 21st, 2018 at 1:03pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 574841 N 3564983
Decimal Degrees32.21896667, -98.20576667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 13.138', W 98° 12.346'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 13' 8.28" N, 98° 12' 20.76" W
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Area Code(s)254
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 201-209 N Erath Ave, Stephenville TX 76401, US
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