Town of Thrall

Town of Thrall (HMGQM)

Location: Thrall, TX 76578 Williamson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 35.346', W 97° 17.901'

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An 1876 International & Great Northern Railroad siding called "Stiles Switch", for landowners J.E. and F.N. Stiles, grew into a shipping point for the Swiss and Germans who settled this area. The Post Office that opened in 1901 was named for Methodist minister and historian Homer S. Thrall. Nearby oil discoveries and sudden growth caused the town to be incorporated in 1915. The 38.21-inch rainfall of Sept. 8-9, 1921, gave Thrall a world record. Since 1961, Texas A&M University Agricultural Research Center has operated here. Farming remains the basic local industry.
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HM NumberHMGQM
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Marker Number9364
Year Placed1976
Placed ByThe Texas Historical Commission
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Date Added Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at 3:36am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 663153 N 3385298
Decimal Degrees30.58910000, -97.29835000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 35.346', W 97° 17.901'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 35' 20.76" N, 97° 17' 54.06" W
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Area Code(s)512
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 489-499 Main St, Thrall TX 76578, US
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