Lewis Corner

Lewis Corner (HMTI6)

Location: Fairfield, TX 75840 Freestone County
Country: United States of America

N 31° 46.699', W 96° 2.369'

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Known as Lewis Corner because of a sharp curve in the road. This nearby location was home to Eugene Lewis,Sr. (May 31, 1884-May 18, 1966) and wife Jessie Ward Lewis (Feb.9, 1890-Jan. 1,1968). The Lewises and their 10 children resided here from 1915 unil 1966 on land owned by their friends, the F.E. Hill family, in Blount community.

Eugene was a self-educated and well respected man who served with Delbert Ivy and Henry Richardson on the school board of Rocky Springs School District, which was composed of the schools of Blount, Spring Bank, Titus Farms, Flat Woods, Rocky Springs and Union. He also served as a leader in the Trinity Chapel Church. Lewis raised swine and cattle and grew cotton, corn, sugarcane, sorghum, and vegetable crops. Approx. 350 yards northeast is the location of the original Hill Family Cemetery dating to the late 1800s. Other nearby communites included Turlington, Antioch, Troy, Trinity Chapel, Brown's Creek, Young's Mill, Titus Farms, and Pilot Knob (highest elevaton in Freestone County).

This site is known locally as "The Gene Lewis Field" and is now owned by Luminant Mining Company.
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HM NumberHMTI6
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Year Placed2011
Placed ByLuminant Big Brown-Turlington
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Date Added Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at 7:58pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 780363 N 3519680
Decimal Degrees31.77831667, -96.03948333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 46.699', W 96° 2.369'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 46' 41.94" N, 96° 2' 22.14" W
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Area Code(s)903
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100-146 Co Rd 235, Fairfield TX 75840, US
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