Details for San Juan Plantation (Atlas Number 5215004544)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5215004544


Marker Number 4544
Atlas Number 5215004544
Marker Title San Juan Plantation
Index Entry San Juan Plantation
City San Juan
County Hidalgo
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 583170
UTM Northing 2885073
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; plantations
Marker Year 1964
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location from San Juan, take FM 2557 south to Highway 281, about 5.5 miles and continue south on County Road for .5 miles to Loval Road, then go west about .25 miles
Marker Size 16" x 12"
Marker Text Built 1904 by John Closner, 1891-1912 sheriff of Hidalgo County, who helped bring in and finance railroads and establish respect for law. Only reminder today of the 45,000 acre plantation complex that had sugar mill, post office, general store, pumping station, and produced sugar cane, cotton, potatoes, alfalfa and onions. Built the same year Closner's sugar won St. Louis World's Fair medal. (1964)