Ponta

Ponta (HM20ZE)

Location: Jacksonville, TX 75766 Cherokee County
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Country: United States of America
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N 31° 53.913', W 95° 4.505'

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In 1901, a new townsite was laid out on the Texas & New Orleans Railroad. Promoted by brothers Lee D. and William T. Guinn, it was named Hubb for county surveyor Hubbard S. Guinn. It was renamed Ponta (an adaptation of the Latin Ponte, which means bridge) when the post office was established in 1903. Ponta was a shipping center for such local products as lumber, cotton, tomatoes and peaches. In time, the town boasted such businesses as general stores, restaurants, banks, blacksmiths, cotton gins and sawmills, as well as a hotel, a Masonic lodge, churches and schools. Large scale greenhouse cultivation began in the area in the 1950s. The railroad ceased operation after World War II and the post office closed in 1972. Ponta Plant Nurseries remain a major factor in the Cherokee County economy.
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HM NumberHM20ZE
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Year Placed1999
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017 at 10:02am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 303762 N 3531069
Decimal Degrees31.89855000, -95.07508333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 53.913', W 95° 4.505'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 53' 54.78" N, 95° 4' 30.3" W
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Area Code(s)903
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 194 Co Rd 4401, Jacksonville TX 75766, US
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