Homer-Alto Road

Homer-Alto Road (HMIQT)

Location: Alto, TX 75925 Cherokee County
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Country: United States of America
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N 31° 31.48', W 94° 58.114'

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As the population increased in Angelina and Cherokee counties in the 1860s, a formal system of roads began to take shape. Until that time, roads were usually forged by farmers and other pioneers carrying goods to market or traveling to new homes, as in other areas of Texas. Construction of a road from Homer (at that time Angelina County seat) to Alto began in 1860. The survey crew followed buffalo and Indian trails to determine the best route for the new road. Once open, it was the official mail route from Homer to Alto, and then on to Rusk, the Cherokee County seat. It led through a community known as Denman Springs until 1886 when Lufkin was created there and the road became Denman Avenue. The main part of the Homer- Alto Road became State Highway 40 in the 1930s and later U.S. Highway 69.
Marker Number11802
Year Placed1999
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
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Date Added Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at 5:13pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 313088 N 3489429
Decimal Degrees31.52466667, -94.96856667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 31.48', W 94° 58.114'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 31' 28.80" N, 94° 58' 6.84" W
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Area Code(s)936
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100 County Rd 2626, Alto TX 75925, US
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