Major Archibald Johnson Rose

Major Archibald Johnson Rose (HMJJZ)

Location: Salado, TX 76571 Bell County
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 56.434', W 97° 31.786'

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1830 - 1903

Before migrating to Texas, A. J. Rose made a fortune in the 1849 California Gold Rush. In 1857 he and his wife Sallie (Austin) brought their family from Missouri to Travis County, Texas. Later they settled in San Saba County, where Rose ran a mill and started a school. He served in the local militia, took part in frontier Indian battles, and was a Confederate Army Major.

In 1870 Rose moved to Salado. At this site he built a two-story home where his 11 children grew up. A successful and progressive farmer, Rose sought ways to improve farming methods. When the first local Grange in Texas began in Salado in 1873, he joined the farmers' group. Later that year he helped organize the statewide Grange which became a strong legislative lobby for land and tax laws protecting farmers and for improved schools. As Worthy Master of the Grange, Rose led in beginning cooperatives, textile mills, and a fire insurance company.

An advocate for better schools and teachers, Rose served on local school boards, as a trustee of Salado College, and present Mary Hardin-Baylor College in Belton. He was appointed to the Board of Directors at Texas A&M University in 1887 and served as president of the board. He was buried in Salado Cemetery.
Marker Number4348_MARKER_
Year Placed1979
Placed ByThe Texas Historical Commission
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Date Added Sunday, October 12th, 2014 at 1:44am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 640451 N 3423941
Decimal Degrees30.94056667, -97.52976667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 56.434', W 97° 31.786'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 56' 26.04" N, 97° 31' 47.16" W
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Area Code(s)254
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 487-725 Rose Way Cir, Salado TX 76571, US
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