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Road Trip to Hamilton, TX 1/26/17

Posted on: January 27, 2017

There has been a lot of  activity in Hamilton, the adding of new waymarks, so we headed over to take come pictures and “collect” the them. On the way we passed this interesting historical marker.

 

Though never as numerous as some national groups emigrating from Europe, Norwegians left an imprint of rural life in Texas. This marker commemorates the dedication of FM 219 in Bosque County as "Cleng Peerson Memorial Highway"

Though never as numerous as some national groups emigrating from Europe, Norwegians left an imprint of rural life in Texas. This marker commemorates the dedication of FM 219 in Bosque County as “Cleng Peerson Memorial Highway”

 

Pecan Creek Park is an oasis just a block from the downtown square.

Our first stop in Hamilton was the Park.  Pecan Creek Park is an oasis just a block from the downtown square.

 

Park features a beautiful gazebo next to the creek.

The park features a beautiful gazebo next to the creek.

 

Independent Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF) Cemetery with an archway.

Independent Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF) Cemetery with an archway.

 

Marker tells story of how teacher Ann Whitney protected her children from an attack by Indians, and died in the process.

Marker tells story of how teacher Ann Whitney protected her children from an attack by Indians, and died in the process.

 

Howard Cemetery, an old cemetery now surrounded by houses.

Howard Cemetery, an old cemetery now surrounded by houses.

 

Organized Sept. 5, 1880, its building was first frame church erected in Hamilton. This brick sanctuary was erected in 1947.

Organized Sept. 5, 1880, its building was first frame church erected in Hamilton. This brick sanctuary was erected in 1947.

 

St. Mary's Episcopal Church, built in 1896 a block off the downtown square, is the first Episcopal Church in Hamilton.

St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, built in 1896 a block off the downtown square, is the first Episcopal Church in Hamilton.

 

An obviously rescued truss bridge without any other information stands outside the Hamilton TX Historical Museum.

An obviously rescued truss bridge without any other information stands outside the Hamilton TX Historical Museum.

 

The First United Methodist Church of Hamilton Texas is site number 355 on the list of historic sites kept by the Methodist Church.

The First United Methodist Church of Hamilton Texas is #355 on the list of historic sites kept by the Methodist Church.

 We took a different route home so we could pass St. Olaf’s Kirke better known as “The Old Rock Church”.

St. Olaf Kirke, commonly referred to as The Rock Church, is a small Lutheran church located outside of Cranfills Gap, Texas, United States, in an unincorporated rural community known as Norse, Texas.

St. Olaf Kirke, is a small former Lutheran church located outside of Cranfills Gap, Texas.  It is now rented out for weddings, reunions, etc.

 

Archway to the cemetery held up by white limestone rocks. Cemetery is not fenced.

Archway to the cemetery next to the old church.

 

The First United Methodist Church of Valley Mills, Texas is site number 371 on the list of historic sites kept by the Methodist Church.

The First United Methodist Church of Valley Mills, TX is #371 on the list of historic sites kept by the Methodist Church.

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1 Response to "Road Trip to Hamilton, TX 1/26/17"

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