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Community of Wrightsboro

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Wrightsboro, TX, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 29° 22' 23.26136000016", -97° 33' 53.20627999992"
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     Founded in 1851 by L. C. Jack Wright. Fellow settlers with a sense of humor gave town name because Wright's burro (donkey) roamed the area at will. A native of Alabama, Wright (1820-1905) was a noted marksman. He served in Confederate Army in Civil War (1861-65), then returned to stock raising here. Was also a county commissioner 10 years. At peak, Wrightsboro boasted many stores and a solid grain and cotton-based economy. Grew to be trade and social center. Local Masonic Lodge, Shuler No. 317, has operated from 1869 to 1915 and 1920 to the present.

This page last updated: 7/15/2008

Community of Wrightsboro Historical Marker Location Map, Texas

Related Themes: Texas C.S.A., Texas Confederate States of America, Confederacy, Texas Freemasons, Masonic Lodges, Freemasonry
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