Ropesville Resettlement Community – Ropesville TX

Description

A marker was erected in 1985 to commemorate this New Deal resettlement community. The text reads:

“The Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA) was enacted in 1933 as part of U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal Program to aid families during the country’s Great Depression. The Rural Rehabilitation Division of that agency began in 1934 to work specifically with the problems of the nation’s farm families. The Ropesville Resettlement Program was one of 78 FERA- approved projects to help farmers re- establish themselves near the already-established town of Ropesville. Federal money was used to construct homes, wells, and farm buildings. The first 33 families, chosen for their initiative and willingness to work, settled into their new homes in 1936. By the end of 1939, a total of 77 families were working and living in the project. A community manager, assisted by a home economist, provided guidance to participants in the Ropesville program. The project ended officially in 1943, when the Ropesville Farms came under individual ownership. A community building, constructed for the people of the farms in 1939, was moved to this site in 1959.”

Source notes

http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hlr38
Ropesville Historical Marker.

Project originally submitted by Susan Kline on January 25, 2014.

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Location Info


Boyd Ave. and Main Ave.
Ropesville, TX 79358

Location notes: Location is for the historical marker cited above.

Coordinates: 33.40946195597086, -102.15285159629514

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