Evant

Evant (HM1ONF)

Location: Evant, TX 76525 Coryell County
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Country: United States of America
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N 31° 28.538', W 98° 9.129'

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The town of Evant traces its history to an earlier settlement in this area. Langford Cove, founded in 1855 by Asa Langford (1820-1907), was located adjacent to and partly within the south boundary of the present town of Evant. A United States post office was authorized in 1876 under the name Cove.
     Evan T. Brooks and his family arrived in the area in 1876. In 1881 Brooks planted a townsite which was filed n Hamilton County records as Brooksville. The same plat appeared in Coryell County records in 1884 as Evant, so named from a combination of Brooks' first name and middle initial. Streets and blocks were carefully planned, including a town square.
     The Cove post office was transferred to Evant and renamed in 1885. In 1878 a one-room plank schoolhouse was erected on land donated by Asa Langford in 1875. It was replaced in 1888 by a stone structure which, with additions and modifications, served Evant Independent School District until 1976.
     Over the years, businesses were established and churches and community groups were organized. The citizens of Evant voted to incorporate in an election held in December 1976.
Texas Sesquicentennial 1836-1986
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HM NumberHM1ONF
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Marker Number1511
Year Placed1986
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
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Date Added Saturday, October 17th, 2015 at 9:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 580537 N 3482627
Decimal Degrees31.47563333, -98.15215000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 28.538', W 98° 9.129'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 28' 32.28" N, 98° 9' 7.74" W
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Area Code(s)254, 512
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 116 US-281, Evant TX 76525, US
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