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Locust Grove
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil
N 32° 38.626 W 096° 06.502
14S E 771253 N 3615489
Quick Description: Texas Historical Marker noting that the Locust Grove Cemetery and Missionary Baptist Church are all that remain of the Locust Grove community, now known as Hiram.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 4/16/2015 9:34:17 AM
Waymark Code: WMNQ18
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
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Marker Number: 17621

Marker Text:
Established in the 1800s, the Locust Grove community included a saw mill, three churches, a grocery store, a doctor's office and a school. In 1891, J.H. Muckleroy and W.B. Martin sold three acres to James F. Smith and W.J. Waggoner for a school, church and burial ground. Smith and Waggoner donated the land to trustees the following year. A two-story building served as a schoolhouse and Baptist church. A post office, named for first postmaster James Hiram Hughes, operated from 1893 to 1906 and gave the community its later name of Hiram. Locust Grove Baptist Church prospered, and in May 1919 dedicated a new church house, which is still in use. The church and adjoining cemetery are the community's remaining historic landmarks. (2013) Marker is Property of the State of Texas


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