The Community of Briggs

The Community of Briggs (HMXKG)

Location: Florence, TX 76527 Burnet County
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 53.029', W 97° 55.308'

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Pioneers mainly from the Old South settled here on the Aaron Boyce land grant in the 1860s and 70s. They had a school, and held church services, at Gum Springs in the 1880s. In 1888 a post office opened at Taylor's Gin Store; this was renamed in 1898 for Mrs. Henry D. Briggs, an early settler. On April 12, 1906, a tornado destroyed much of the village. Afterward Briggs was rebuilt on a platted townsite; it thrived from 1906 to 1920, but began declining after a 1928 fire. Many of the townspeople have worked since 1950 at Fort Hood, in neighboring Bell County.
Marker Number9702
Year Placed1977
Placed ByThe Texas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 5:56am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 603058 N 3417223
Decimal Degrees30.88381667, -97.92180000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 53.029', W 97° 55.308'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 53' 1.74" N, 97° 55' 18.48" W
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Area Code(s)254
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6040 State Spur 308, Florence TX 76527, US
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