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ERA, TEXAS

Cooke County, North Central Texas
Highway 51 and FM 922
12 Miles SE of Gainesville

About 30 Miles NW of Denton
Population: Unknown

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Era TX United Methodist Church
United Methodist Church
Photo courtesy Mike Price, October 2007
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Settled in the 1850s, the town is reportedly named in honor of Era Hargrave, daughter of one of the earlier settlers. The town began in 1878 with six acres of land donated by Judge J. M. Lindsay for school purposes.

Robert Ewing Thomason, speaker of the Texas House of Representatives, mayor of El Paso, member of Congress, and federal judge is Era's most famous son.
Era Texas historical marker
Era historical marker
Photo courtesy Mike Price, October 2007
Era TX Lieberman Broadcasting ERA Tower
Lieberman Broadcasting ERA Tower
Photo courtesy Mike Price, October 2007
Photographer's Note:
The picture of the tower is the Lieberman Broadcasting ERA tower, which is the tallest structure in the state of Texas at 2000 feet. It is named for the town but is actually closer to Rosston. - Mike Price, October 14, 2007
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