Lee County

Lee County (HM245W)

Location: Giddings, TX 78942 Lee County
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 10.882', W 96° 56.252'

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Located on Old San Antonio Road, on land surveyed in 1821 as part of the original colony of Moses and Stephen F. Austin.


In 1854 became site of major settlement by Wend from northern Europe, led by Pastor Johann Kilian.
Had only school in U. S. that taught in Wendish - language surviving only here and in Australia, in the modern world.


County was created from Bastrop, Burleson, Fayette and Washington.
Organized in 1874, it was named for Robert E. Lee (1807-1870), General of the Army of Northern Virginia, in the southern Confederacy, 1862-1865.

Giddings is the county seat.
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HM NumberHM245W
Series This marker is part of the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments series
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Year Placed1936
Placed ByState of Texas
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, December 29th, 2017 at 7:02am PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 698578 N 3340679
Decimal Degrees30.18136667, -96.93753333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 10.882', W 96° 56.252'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 10' 52.92" N, 96° 56' 15.12" W
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Area Code(s)979, 512
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 200-298 US-77, Giddings TX 78942, US
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