Locust Grove Historical

Locust Grove Historical (HM1U0Y)

Location: Wills Point, TX 75169 Kaufman County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 38.626', W 96° 6.503'

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Established in the 1800s, the Locust Grove community included a saw mill, three churches, a grocery store, a doctor's office and a school. In 1891, J. H. Muckleroy and W. B. Martin sold three acres to James F. Smith and W. J. Waggoner for a school, church and burial ground. Smith and Waggoner donated the land to trustees the following year. A two-story building served as a schoolhouse and Baptist church. A post office, named for first postmaster James Hiram Hughes, operated from 1893 to 1906 and gave the community its later name of Hiram. Locust Grove Baptist Church prospered, and in May 1919 dedicated a new church house, which is still in use. The church and adjoining cemetery are the community's remaining historic landmarks.
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HM NumberHM1U0Y
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Year Placed2013
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, August 30th, 2016 at 9:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 771251 N 3615490
Decimal Degrees32.64376667, -96.10838333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 38.626', W 96° 6.503'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 38' 37.56" N, 96° 6' 30.18" W
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Area Code(s)903
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5904 FM2965, Wills Point TX 75169, US
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