Site Of Old Normandy

Site Of Old Normandy (HML5C)

Location: Brownsboro, TX 75756 Henderson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 18.148', W 95° 36.799'

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(One-Half Mile Southeast)

First Norwegian colony in Texas. Founded in 1845 by Johan Reinert Reierson (1810-1864) and Ole Reierson, of Holt, Norway.
In "Christianssandsposten", J.R. Reierson urged Norwegians to find "a rich life" by migrating to Texas. His associate editor, Elise Tvede (1815-1895), also came to Texas and continued writing for publications in Norway. She married Wilhelm Warenskjold, lived in this area, and opened home to Norwegian newcomers.
By 1853 a Norwegian-Lutheran church and cemetery had been established here. Normandy was later renamed Brownsboro.
HM NumberHML5C
Marker Number10368
Year Placed1970
Placed ByTexas State Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 6:42am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 253935 N 3576962
Decimal Degrees32.30246667, -95.61331667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 18.148', W 95° 36.799'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 18' 8.88" N, 95° 36' 47.94" W
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Area Code(s)903, 430
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 14528-14628 State Hwy 31 W, Brownsboro TX 75756, US
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