Hermon and Margaret L. Aiken

Hermon and Margaret L. Aiken (HMJK5)

Location: Salado, TX 76571 Bell County
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 56.225', W 97° 31.929'

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New Hampshire native Hermon (Herman) Aiken worked in Illinois and Tennessee before moving to New Orleans. There, he served as a ship's captain taking supplies to Galveston in support of the Texas Revolution. He lived in Texas by 1840. In 1846, with five children from his marriage to Mary Ann (Taylor), he wed German-born Margaret E. (Louchious) and in 1851 settled near Belton on Cedar Creek. The couple had seven children, and Hermon worked as a surveyor. The family moved to Salado in 1859, and Hermon served as trustee for the new Salado college. A community leader, he was active in the Cumberland Presbyterian Church and the Freemasons.
HM NumberHMJK5
Marker Number14567
Year Placed2005
Placed ByThe Texas Historical Commission
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Date Added Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 4:47am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 640229 N 3423552
Decimal Degrees30.93708333, -97.53215000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 56.225', W 97° 31.929'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 56' 13.50" N, 97° 31' 55.74" W
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Area Code(s)254
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 800 Salado Oaks Dr, Salado TX 76571, US
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