(November 11, 1872 - September 29, 1929)A far-sighted businessman who contributed much to the development of South Texas, Preston Rose Austin was born in Harrison County and grew up in Victoria County. After achieving prominence as a stock raiser, Austin became a partner in the Refugio Land and Irrigation Company, which acquired large landholdings in this area in 1902. Austin conducted a series of agricultural experiments and determined that the land was best suited to raising cotton. The company divided the property into small cotton farms for sale to German and Bohemian farmers.
|Placed By||Texas Historical Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, July 4th, 2018 at 1:01am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||14R E 706780 N 3149448|
|Decimal Degrees||28.45523333, -96.88823333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 28° 27.314', W 96° 53.294'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||28° 27' 18.84" N, 96° 53' 17.64" W|
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|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling South|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1180 TX-239, Tivoli TX 77990, US|
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