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Taken 20-May-17
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Keywords:Coryell County Historical Marker, Evant
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Dimensions4288 x 2848
Original file size6.19 MB
Image typeJPEG
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Date taken20-May-17 10:52
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Camera modelNIKON D90
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ISO speedISO 200
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Evantbr/ Coryell County, Texasbr/ 31 28.539' N 98 09.136' Wbr/ Directions: Start at the intersection of SH-281 and Live Oak Street. Go 100 feet north on SH-281. The marker is on the right (east) side of the br/ Text: The town of Evant traces its history to an earlier settlement in this area. Langford Cove, founded in 1855 by Asa Langford (1820-1970), was located adjacent to and partly within the south boundary of the present town of Evant. A United States Post Office was authorized in 1876 under the name Cove. Evan T. Brooks and his family arrived in the area in 1876. In 1881 Brooks platted a townsite which was filed in Hamilton County records as Brooksville. The same plat appeared in Coryell County records in 1884 as Evant, so named from a combination of Brooks' first name and middle initial. Streets and blocks were carefully planned, including a town square. The Cove post office was transferred to Evant and renamed in 1885. In 1878 a one-room plank schoolhouse was erected on land donated by Asa Langford in 1875. It was replaced in 1888 by a stone structure which, with additions and modifications, served Evant Independent School District until 1976. Over the years, businesses were established and churches and community groups were organized. The citizens of Evant voted to incorporate in an election held in December 1976.