Townsite of Coldspring Historical

Townsite of Coldspring Historical (HM1TON)

Location: Coldspring, TX 77331 San Jacinto County
Country: United States of America

N 30° 35.526', W 95° 7.739'

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Before founding of town, this land lay in Mexican grant made to Col. Robt. Rankin, veteran of American Revolution. Post office here bore name "Coonskin" (1847), then "Fireman's Hill," and finally "Cold Springs" (1850). Spelling later became "Coldspring."

Original town plat contained 14 blocks. First courthouse, of wood, burned 1915. Present stone building replaced it in 1918. By 1923 most of town had moved up the hill to present site.

Early schools included an 1847 academy, the 1880 "Male and Female Institute," and Mrs. India Grace's private school of 1880s.
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HM NumberHM1TON
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Year Placed1970
Placed ByState Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, August 12th, 2016 at 9:04am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 295871 N 3386328
Decimal Degrees30.59210000, -95.12898333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 35.526', W 95° 7.739'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 35' 31.56" N, 95° 7' 44.34" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)936
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1 TX-150, Coldspring TX 77331, US
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