Sunday, January 11, 2009

Six New Historical Markers for Jourdanton

The Atascosa County Historical Commission has processed four applications for markers since the application period began in October. Concise historical narratives must accompany the application and the inscription is taken from that history and written by the Texas Historical Commission. The new markers will be for the city of Jourdanton, Jourdanton United Methodist Church, St.John's Evangelical Lutheran Church and Ralph Roy "Railroad" Smith. Last year we received the marker for the Jourdanton City Cemetery which will be put into place and dedicated in April to commemorate the city's centennial anniversary. One last application will be completed and turned in by the deadline on January 16. That is for Martin Abstract Company which also celebrates 100 years in 2009. The abstract company has operated under the same name and for the same purpose since it's inception. It will be Atascosa County's first marker for an individual and for a business.

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