City of Crandall Historical

City of Crandall Historical (HM1T2R)

Location: Crandall, TX 75114 Kaufman County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 37.667', W 96° 27.338'

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Named for The Rev. C. F. Crandall (1827-1906), Methodist minister who came here from Indiana, 1877, and bought 1800 acres of land. When Texas Trunk Line Railroad built east from Dallas in 1880, he gave bonus for rail service and was first postmaster when post office was created in 1881.

Baptists, Disciples of Christ, and Methodists built churches. Townsite plat was recorded in 1889. The city school system was established in 1901. By the early 1900s, town had a lumber yard, several stores, 3 physicians, 3 banks. It remains a center for agriculture and recreation.
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HM NumberHM1T2R
Year Placed1971
Placed ByState Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, July 15th, 2016 at 9:04am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 738710 N 3612883
Decimal Degrees32.62778333, -96.45563333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 37.667', W 96° 27.338'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 37' 40.02" N, 96° 27' 20.28" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)972, 469
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 103 S Main St, Crandall TX 75114, US
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