Merkel

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Plat of the town of Merkel, Texas which appears to have been part of a survey for the Texas & Pacific Railway Company. The various blocks of the town are divided to show the property lines. A legal statement at the top of the page asserts that the map is an accurate representation of the town and is signed by the land commissioner for the railway company. An inset in the upper-left corner shows the Grimes County School land. The map appears to have been sketched on a page from a ledger. Scale 1:3,600 (This map, Scale 1"=300', Drawn on ...

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1 map ; 47 x 38 cm.

Creation Information

Hobbs, Oscar Knox May 16, 1931.

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Plat of the town of Merkel, Texas which appears to have been part of a survey for the Texas & Pacific Railway Company. The various blocks of the town are divided to show the property lines. A legal statement at the top of the page asserts that the map is an accurate representation of the town and is signed by the land commissioner for the railway company. An inset in the upper-left corner shows the Grimes County School land. The map appears to have been sketched on a page from a ledger. Scale 1:3,600 (This map, Scale 1"=300', Drawn on Record 1"=200')

Physical Description

1 map ; 47 x 38 cm.

Notes

"Copied from Taylor Co. Deed Records Vol L. page 640"

"Filed for Record in Taylor County, Texas this July 31st, 1884 at 11 O'clock A.M."

Original has water damage along the bottom of the page.

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  • [O. K. Hobbs Plat Book], [Abilene (Tex.)] City Engineering Department, 1930

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Abilene Library Consortium

The Abilene Library Consortium (ALC) is a regional nonprofit organization in Abilene, Texas, that provides support and resources to libraries, museums, and information organizations. The ALC collection features thousands of photos, print materials, maps, newspapers, and much more.

O.K. Hobbs Plat Book

The O.K. Hobbs Plat Book offers the researcher an objective, historical reference to the layout of the city of the Abilene. Its bulk was assembled in 1927 by O.K. Hobbs and J.P. McKean, and was revised by Hobbs in May, 1930. It appears to have been compiled from many different sources., and the plats in this book were traced from older plat collections.

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Is Part Of : [O. K. Hobbs Plat Book]

Merkel. (Map)

Merkel.

Plat of the town of Merkel, Texas which appears to have been part of a survey for the Texas & Pacific Railway Company. The various blocks of the town are divided to show the property lines. A legal statement at the top of the page asserts that the map is an accurate representation of the town and is signed by the land commissioner for the railway company. An inset in the upper-left corner shows the Grimes County School land. Scale 1:3,600

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  • May 16, 1931

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  • Jan. 30, 2010, 9:26 p.m.

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  • Oct. 24, 2011, 4:57 p.m.

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Citations, Rights, Re-Use

Hobbs, Oscar Knox. Merkel, map, May 16, 1931; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth78021/: accessed September 28, 2016), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Abilene Christian University Library.