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Era, Texas

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Where is Era, Texas?

Era, Texas is located at Latitude 33.497981 and Longitude -97.302418. Era is in the Central (GMT -06:00) time zone. Telephone area codes in Era include 940. This hometown does use daylight savings time.

Era, Texas is situated in Cooke County. Cooke County has an average elevation of 730 feet.

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Era, Texas History, Genealogy and Trivia

Era, Texas is on Highway 51 twelve miles from Gainesville in southwestern Cooke County. It was named after Era Hargroves, the daughter of an early settler. Judge J. M. Lindsay's donation of six acres for a school in 1878 marked the beginning of the town, although settlers had been in the area since the early 1850s. The most notable person to be born in Era was Robert Ewing Thomason, speaker of the Texas House of Representatives, mayor of El Paso, member of Congress, and federal judge. In 1990 Era had 200 residents, several businesses and churches, a post office, its own schools, and a Masonic lodge.

Located in a fertile farming region, Era, Texas was settled in the 1870s. Merchant N.J. Gist (1827- 1893) platted the townsite. The post office was opened in 1881 and named for Era Hargroves (1875-1880), daughter of an elderly resident. The village soon had a blacksmith shop, cotton gin, hotel, several stores, and three churches. Era Institute was chartered in 1897 with primary through college level classes. Among the town's prominent citizens was Robert E. Thomason (1879-1973), U.S. Congressman and Federal Judge. Era won first place in the Texas Community Improvement Program in 1973.

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Era, Texas Zip Codes

Era, Texas 76238
Postal Station Type: Post Office
Latitude: 33.484959   Longitude: -97.314919
Zip Code Classification: Non-Unique