Community of Theon

Community of Theon (HM17J)

Location: Jarrell, TX 76537 Williamson County
Country: United States of America

N 30° 45.749', W 97° 35.825'

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Attracted to the rich farm land, immigrants from Austria, Bohemia, Germany, Moravia and Silesia came here in the 1880s-90s. This community grew around a cotton gin built about 1883. A Catholic church and school operated at nearby Corn Hill. A post office, named "Theon" for the Greek "to God," opened in 1890. A rifle club sponsored dances, rifle contests and other socials. Farmers started a beef club, butchered mean monthly and shared it with all families. After the post office and school closed, the cotton gin continued to serve this area.
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HM NumberHM17J
Marker Number9363
Year Placed1979
Placed ByThe Texas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at 9:14am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 634268 N 3404120
Decimal Degrees30.76248333, -97.59708333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 45.749', W 97° 35.825'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 45' 44.94" N, 97° 35' 49.50" W
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Area Code(s)512, 254
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 7602-7650 FM1105, Jarrell TX 76537, US
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