Center City Community

Center City Community (HM1OTV)

Location: Goldthwaite, TX 76844 Mills County
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Country: United States of America
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N 31° 28.18', W 98° 24.71'

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Settled in 1854 by the families of William Jenkins and David Morris (1811-89), this community was called "Hughes Store" after W.C. Hughes and his wife opened a store here in the 1870s. They platted a townsite in 1876, hoping to attract the railroad and to become county seat. An ancient live oak (100 yds. s), by tradition once considered the center of Texas, was site of temporary court and school sessions and religious services. Renamed "Center City", this thriving town boasted several stores and businesses until the railroad bypassed it in 1885. The post office remained until 1920.
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HM NumberHM1OTV
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Marker Number783
Year Placed1977
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
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Date Added Sunday, October 25th, 2015 at 9:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 555873 N 3481804
Decimal Degrees31.46966667, -98.41183333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 28.18', W 98° 24.71'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 28' 10.8" N, 98° 24' 42.6" W
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Area Code(s)325
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 900 US-84, Goldthwaite TX 76844, US
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