London Town Square - London, Kimble County, Texas
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Directions: on US 377 in London
Marker #: 5267002988
Year Dedicated: 1971
Size, type: 18 x 28" Subject
Last reported condition: NONE
London Town Square - PLANNED AS COURT SQUARE OF PROPOSED COUNTY. PLATTED ABOUT 1878 BY POSTMASTER LEN L. LEWIS, WHOSE TOWN NAME CHOICE, "BETTY LEWIS "(FOR HIS WIFE), WAS VETOED BY POSTAL AUTHORITIES. "LONDON" IS THOUGHT TO HAVE BEEN PROPOSED BY THE PEARL FAMILY, FOR THEIR OLD KENTUCKY HOME TOWN. ON THE WESTERN CATTLE TRAIL, LONDON HAD TRAIL DRIVERS AS RESIDENTS AND SOLD SUPPLIES TO CREWS PASSING WITH LONGHORN HERDS. BUSINESSES IN EARLY DAYS: BLACKSMITH SHOP, STORES, COTTON GIN. ALSO THERE WERE 3 CHURCHES AND A SCHOOL. COKE R. STEVENSON, 19411-47 TEXAS GOVERNOR, LIVED HERE AS A CHILD. (1971)
Decimal degrees:  N 30.677697   W -99.608447
Degrees, minutes: N 30 40.662   W 099 36.507
UTM: Zone 14, Easting 441719, Northing 3394041
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