D'Hanis (HM27U2)

Location: D'Hanis, TX 78850 Medina County
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Country: United States of America
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N 29° 19.857', W 99° 16.835'

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In 1847, Henri Castro established D'Hanis, his fourth colony, 1.5 miles east of this site. Named for a Castro Company official. Alsatian immigrants endured great hardship to build a community that thrived for over 30 years. In 1881, when the railroad bypassed the town, D'Hanis moved with it. Aided by the railroad, new D'Hanis flourished, sending cattle, cotton, and brick to markets. From 1900 a strong Mexican American community grew in the town, contributing to its fortune. The new area survived despite crop failures and the great depression, becoming known simply as D'Hanis.
HM NumberHM27U2
Year Placed1997
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, May 27th, 2018 at 4:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 472758 N 3244685
Decimal Degrees29.33095000, -99.28058333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 19.857', W 99° 16.835'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 19' 51.42" N, 99° 16' 50.1" W
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Area Code(s)830
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 7350 Co Rd 525, D'Hanis TX 78850, US
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