Wilson Mercantile Company

Wilson Mercantile Company (HM2363)

Location: Wilson, TX 79381 Lynn County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 19.034', W 101° 43.462'

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Founded 1910 by William Green, son of a family who settled in South Texas more than a century ago. The townsite was part of four leagues of Wilson County school lands bought 1906 by Green and Associates.

Green later bought out his associates, and shortly thereafter he and Lonnie Lumsden acquired over 50 sections of the old Dixie Ranch in the north part of Lynn County. Their ranching headquarters were a mile east of here. Green introduced farming on the school lands, bringing in settlers (many from his home county, Lavaca)— some as purchasers, some as tenants. The community was called Wilson, for the original tract, and indirectly for Rev. J. C. Wilson, State Senator for whom Wilson County was named.

The town was founded 1911, after Green influenced Panhandle & Santa Fe Railway to put its line here.

Green's original frame mercantile store, nucleus for the town, was replaced in 1917 by this building.

In 1963 Wilson Mercantile was restored by Mrs. William Dickson Green, daughter-in-law of founder; her work has made the building a repository for items authentic to the period when the Greens came to Texas as well as to the era when town of Wilson was established and the store was founded.

Recorded Texas Historical Landmark - 1967
HM NumberHM2363
Year Placed1967
Placed ByState Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, November 24th, 2017 at 1:01pm PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 246377 N 3689769
Decimal Degrees33.31723333, -101.72436667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 19.034', W 101° 43.462'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 19' 2.0399999999999" N, 101° 43' 27.72" W
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Area Code(s)806
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1601 10th, Wilson TX 79381, US
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