Robertson County

Robertson County (HM290J)

Location: Franklin, TX 77856 Robertson County
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N 31° 2.189', W 96° 28.019'

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Settled by people from Tennessee under an 1822 contract held by Sterling Clack Robertson (1785-1842), who later signed the Texas Declaration of Independence. Colony and county were named for him. County was created Dec. 14, 1837, organized March 1838.
County seats: "Old Franklin", 1838-1850; Wheelock, 1850-1855; Owensville, 1855-1869; Calvert, 1870-1879; Franklin, since 1879.
Sent 5 troop companies into Confederate service in Civil War. Established mill to make flour, cotton and wool cloth. Furnished cotton cards, medicines, flour, bacon and salt to soldiers families.
HM NumberHM290J
Series This marker is part of the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments series
Year Placed1936
Placed ByTexas Highway Department
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018 at 7:04pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 741762 N 3436401
Decimal Degrees31.03648333, -96.46698333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 2.189', W 96° 28.019'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 2' 11.34" N, 96° 28' 1.1399999999999" 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 2281 US-79, Franklin TX 77856, US
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