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Map of Roberts County

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Roberts County

Marker Title: Roberts County
Address: US 60, N of Miami
City: Miami
County: Roberts
Year Marker Erected: 1936
Marker Location: from Miami, go north on US 60, 3.5 miles to roadside park.
Marker Text: Formed from Young and Bexar territories: created, August 21, 1876; organized, January 10, 1889. Named in honor of John S. Roberts, a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence, and Oran Milo Roberts, Governor of Texas, 1878-1882. County seat, Miami, to October, 1889; Parnell, to August 1, 1898, Miami, since. (1936)

Roberts County Courthouse

Marker Title: Roberts County Courthouse
Address: 301 Commercial
City: Miami
County: Roberts
Year Marker Erected: 2000
Marker Text: Prominently sited atop a grassy slope overlooking the town of Miami, the Roberts County Courthouse was built in 1913, during a time of regional economic development spurred by the oil and ranching industries. One of six Texas courthouses designed by architect Elmer George Withers of Stamford, the Roberts County Courthouse features Beaux Arts styling with simple Classical features. As the center of social and governmental activity for this rural county, the building has played an important role in the county's history. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 2000 More

Roberts County Museum

Museum Name: Roberts County Museum
Mailing Address: Box 306
City: Miami
Zip Code: 79059
Street Address: Hwy. 60 Commercial
Area Code: 806
Phone: 868-3291
County: Roberts
Types of Exhibits/Collections: Art, Natural History, Archeology, Photos, Historical, Local/Pioneer History Type of Exhibits/Other:

Colonel O.M. Roberts

Marker Title: Colonel O.M. Roberts
Address: US 60, on Courthouse lawn
City: Miami
County: Roberts
Year Marker Erected: 1963
Marker Location: US 60, on Courthouse lawn in Miami
Marker Text: President Secession Convention 1861, resulting in comment by Sam Houston, "I don't know what they will do, but Roberts is honest." Raised in 11th Texas Infantry. Gallantly led Brigade Battle Bayou Bourbeau, La. Chief Justice Texas Supreme Court under Confederacy and state. Federal reconstruction policy caused his removal from bench 1865, denial U.S. Senate seat 1866. Elected governor by people, 1878 and 1880. A memorial to Texans who served the Confederacy. Erected by the State of Texas 1963.

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