Community of Weches

Community of Weches (HM2A74)

Location: Grapeland, TX 75844 Houston County
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Country: United States of America
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N 31° 32.769', W 95° 13.749'

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Located near site of 17th-century Spanish missionary activity, this farming community had its beginnings with the settlement of the McLeans, Conners, Patton, and Gregg families, who had all arrived in the area by 1840. Originally known as Neches for the nearby river, the similar name Weches was adopted when Post Office officials informed residents that "Neches" had been assigned to another community. The following year Alfred Monroe Gregg set aside land for a church, school and cemetery. The Weches post office closed in 1939.
Texas Sesquicentennial 1836-1986
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HM NumberHM2A74
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Year Placed1986
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, August 10th, 2018 at 7:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 288389 N 3492285
Decimal Degrees31.54615000, -95.22915000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 32.769', W 95° 13.749'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 32' 46.14" N, 95° 13' 44.94" W
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Area Code(s)936, 979, 903
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 250 Co Rd 1580, Grapeland TX 75844, US
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