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Bear Creek Rd. & US 377, Keller, TX, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 32° 55' 34.910652", -97° 15' 0.495108"
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     After Texas & Pacific Railroad came through this area, H.W. Wood, a druggist, set aside 40 acres on July 19, 1881, for this townsite. He named the new village Athol. Within a year, the name became Keller, honoring John C. Keller, railroad construction crew foreman. Many businesses grew up to meet the needs of the surroundings farms. In 1886 the Post Office was established. There were two hotels, three doctors, a newspaper, and a school. The Baptist, Methodist, and Presbyterian congregations erected a Union Church building in 1886. Keller was incorporated 1958. (1980)

This page last updated: 7/15/2008

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