Texas Land Commissioner
— March 6, 1822 - June 15, 1878 —A professional surveyor before and after coming to Texas in 1845 from his native Germany, J.J. Groos helped open New Braunfels area to settlement. He served 1849-65 as a Comal County official, and was in Confederate militia during Civil War (1861-65). In 1874, Groos was elected Commissioner of the General Land Office of Texas and served four years, until his death.
|Placed By||The Texas Historical Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 1:37pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||14R E 622387 N 3349913|
|Decimal Degrees||30.27473333, -97.72758333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 30° 16.484', W 97° 43.655'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||30° 16' 29.04" N, 97° 43' 39.30" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||512, 361|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1150-1270 E 14th St, Austin TX 78702, US|
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