Site of Gano Community

Site of Gano Community (HMGQP)

Location: Thorndale, TX 76577 Williamson County
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N 30° 31.375', W 97° 11.27'

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Settlement in this area began in the 1870s. The Wilder family operated a cotton gin, grist mill, blacksmith shop and general store. Other pioneer residents included the Allcorn, Watson, Casey, Gambrell, Gregory, and Howe families. By the 1890s the community was named Gano in honor of confederate General R.M. Gano and included a Post Office, school and church. The town began to decline after the general store closed. The church building was not rebuilt after a storm, and the school was consolidated with Milam County schools in 1919. Few vestiges of the town remain.
Marker Number12700
Year Placed1997
Placed ByThe Texas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 9:40am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 673869 N 3378127
Decimal Degrees30.52291667, -97.18783333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 31.375', W 97° 11.27'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 31' 22.50" N, 97° 11' 16.20" W
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Area Code(s)512, 254
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 150 Co Rd 441, Thorndale TX 76577, US
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