O'Brien, Argentina

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Eduardo O'Brien is a town in Buenos Aires Province, Argentina, about 230 kilometres (143 mi) west of Buenos Aires, which was officially founded on 21 March 1909 on land provided by Eduardo O'Brien (1836-1912),[1] who was born in County Wexford, Ireland and emigrated to Brazil at the age of fourteen with his parents Patrick (1802-1892) and Frances (1802-1890).[2] When in 1907 a railway was built across his estate, O'Brien donated land for the construction of a railway station. The station carried his name, later, in the year 1935, it was changed to General O'Brien.

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  1. ^ O´BRIEN Bienvenido a la Ciudad de O´Brien, Bragado, Argentina, un pueblo bien de Campo, Capital de la Amistad
  2. ^ Irish Place Names and Landmarks in Argentina

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Coordinates: 34°54′S 60°45′W / 34.9°S 60.75°W / -34.9; -60.75