Bell County

Bell County (HMJKW)

Location: Belton, TX 76513 Bell County
Country: United States of America

N 31° 0.241', W 97° 29.501'

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Settlement began on Lampasas River, 1847. Created Jan. 22, organized Aug. 1, 1850. Named for Peter Hansbrough Bell (1812-1898), native of Virginia; veteran of Battle of San Jacinto; served in Somervell expedition to stop Mexico's Raids into Texas; officer in Mexican War; Governor of Texas 1849-1853; U.S. Congressman, 1853-1857. First county seat Nolanville. Moved Dec. 16, 1851, to Belton. By 1860 population was 4,799. Sent 12 troop companies into Civil War. Furnished goods from flour mills, hat factory, tanyard, leather works, blacksmith shops, cabinet shop, beef slaughter pens.
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HM NumberHMJKW
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Marker Number357
Year Placed1965
Placed ByThe State of Texas
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 3:00pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 643994 N 3431023
Decimal Degrees31.00401667, -97.49168333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 0.241', W 97° 29.501'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 0' 14.46" N, 97° 29' 30.06" W
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Area Code(s)254
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 610 Interstate 35 Frontage Road, Belton TX 76513, US
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