Details for London Town Square (Atlas Number 5267002988)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5267002988

Data

Marker Number 2988
Atlas Number 5267002988
Marker Title London Town Square
Index Entry London Town Square
Address
City London
County Kimble
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 441719
UTM Northing 3394041
Subject Codes cities and towns; governors; parks; settlements
Marker Year 1971
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark No
Private Property No
Marker Location on US 377 in London
Marker Condition In Situ
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text 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)