Details for W. H. Janes Home (Atlas Number 5309005672)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5309005672

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Marker Number 5672
Atlas Number 5309005672
Marker Title W. H. Janes Home
Index Entry Janes, W. H., Home
Address
City Leroy
County McLennan
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 688264
UTM Northing 3514679
Subject Codes county official; houses, residential buildings
Marker Year 1981
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location From Leroy 2 mi E on FM 2311, off road on southside (private property)
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text This board and batten house was constructed in 1885 by Kentucky native W.H. Janes (b. 1841) and his wife Sue (Webb) (d. 1929). A veteran of the Civil War, Janes worked as a rancher and businessman, and was elected to one term as county commissioner in 1898. He moved to Leroy (2 mi. W) in 1902 and later established a bank there with his son D. T. Janes. Built overlooking Tehuacana Creek, this home rests on a foundation of oak and cedar blocks.