Old Glory

Old Glory (HM1SK4)

Location: Old Glory, TX 79540 Stonewall County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 7.807', W 100° 3.284'

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Stonewall County was created in 1876 by the state legislature, but the area was only sparsely settled by cattle ranchers before the turn of the century. About 1900 a number of German families who had been living in southeast Texas relocated to this vicinity and settled along the Double Mountain Fork of the Brazos River. They bought land and started farming, often living in half-dugout structures until lumber could be brought in to build houses and barns.
     In 1903 G.R. Spielhagen laid out a townsite (2 mi. SE) and named it Brandenburg after a town in Germany. When the railroad was built through the area in 1908-09, bypassing the small community, the town relocated to this site along the rail line and became known as New Brandenburg.
     The community grew rapidly and soon boasted a post office, school, cotton gin, stores, and homes. At the outbreak of World War I, the citizens petitioned the U.S. Postal Service to change the name of the town to demonstrate their patriotism and pride in their adopted country. On August 9, 1918, the name officially changed to Old Glory. Although the town has declined, many descendants of pioneer settlers continue to reside in the area.
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Details
HM NumberHM1SK4
Marker Number3736
Year Placed1990
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, June 10th, 2016 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 401613 N 3666206
Decimal Degrees33.13011667, -100.05473333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 7.807', W 100° 3.284'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 7' 48.42" N, 100° 3' 17.04" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)940
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near FM 1835, Old Glory TX 79540, US
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