Town of Shelby Historical

Town of Shelby Historical (HM1TEV)

Location: Round Top, TX 78954 Austin County
Country: United States of America

N 30° 1.425', W 96° 35.884'

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Named for 1822 settler David Shelby, this town grew up at the mill of German pioneer Otto Von Roeder. The Ohlendorfs, Vogelsangs, Rothermels, and Vanderwerths arrived in 1845; other Germans came in ensuing years. The post office opened 1846 with Shelby as postmaster. A school (1854), an agricultural society, a singing society and a band were started. Mission work, begun in 1876, led to founding of Peace Lutheran and St. Paul Lutheran churches. By 1900 there were at least a dozen businesses here. Decline of farming led residents to live on ancestral land and work in cities.
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HM NumberHM1TEV
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Year Placed1974
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, August 1st, 2016 at 9:03am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 731639 N 3323847
Decimal Degrees30.02375000, -96.59806667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 1.425', W 96° 35.884'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 1' 25.5" N, 96° 35' 53.04" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)979
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 800-1150 FM389, Round Top TX 78954, US
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