Birthplace of the SPJST

Birthplace of the SPJST (HM1CWD)

Location: La Grange, TX 78945 Fayette County
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Country: United States of America
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N 29° 54.302', W 96° 52.738'

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On December 28, 1896, twenty-five Czech-Texans gathered in the district courtroom of this courthouse to establish a new fraternal benefit insurance society, the Slovanska Podporujici Jednota Statu Texas, more commonly known a the SPJST. The SPJST held its first convention in the same room on June 20, 1897. I. J. Gallia served as the society's first president and J. R. Kubena was the first secretary. The SPJST officially began its business in Texas on July 1, 1897, while the state charter was approved on August 21, 1897. SPJST headquarters now is located in Temple.
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HM NumberHM1CWD
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Marker Number417
Year Placed1983
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 12:48am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 704786 N 3310152
Decimal Degrees29.90503333, -96.87896667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 54.302', W 96° 52.738'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 54' 18.12" N, 96° 52' 44.28" W
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Area Code(s)979, 713
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100-198 N Main St, La Grange TX 78945, US
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