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Town of Grandview

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Grandview, TX, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 32° 16' 11.28480999996", -97° 10' 44.93939999988"
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    Settled in 1850 on land grant from Governor Elisha M. Pease. Supplies were hauled by ox wagon from Houston. A visitor exclaimed, What a grand view! Which gave community its name. Church organized 1853. Post office opened in 1856. Masonic lodge (county's first) founded 1860. Town moved to this site, on Missouri-Kansas-Texas rail line, in 1883. Incorporated in 1891. Home of Grand View Collegiate Institute 1897-1907. Devastating 1920 fire razed 135 homes, schools, churches, and businesses. Town name changed to Grandview (one word) in 1925.

This page last updated: 7/15/2008

Town of Grandview Historical Marker Location Map, Texas

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