Howard Bland, Sr.

Howard Bland, Sr. (HM29S)

Location: Taylor, TX 76574 Williamson County
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N 30° 33.771', W 97° 22.217'

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Born in Zanesville, Ohio, Howard Bland, Sr., came to Texas in 1878 and began raising sheep on his homestead near this site. An annual sheep shearing contest evolved into a community fair, and Bland donated land for the annual event. His other business interests included real estate, a commodities warehouse, a flour mill, an ice house, a hotel, a local power company, theater, and the Taylor Daily Press, an anti-prohibition newspaper. A community leader, he served on the city council and chamber of commerce, and was a member of the 34th Texas legislature.
HM NumberHM29S
Marker Number9032
Year Placed1986
Placed ByThe Texas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 7:21am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 656298 N 3382286
Decimal Degrees30.56285000, -97.37028333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 33.771', W 97° 22.217'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 33' 46.26" N, 97° 22' 13.02" W
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Area Code(s)512
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2557 Farm to Market 112, Taylor TX 76574, US
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