Hunt County's First Railroad

Hunt County's First Railroad (HM28UQ)

Location: Greenville, TX 75401 Hunt County
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N 33° 8.401', W 96° 6.738'

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Missouri, Kansas & Texas (Katy) Railway, whose first train from Denison reached here Oct. 1, 1880. A $5,000 cash bonus and right of way across Hunt County were guaranteed by Greenville men: F. P. Alexander, M. M. Arnold, A. Cameron, J. J. Cooper, J. C. Edmonds, Fred Ende, I. N. Harrison, J. W. Hawkins, J. T. Jenkins, W. C. Jones, J. C. O'Neal, W. G. Perkins, N. I.Ross, Edward Schiff, Sam D. Stinson, Daniel Upthegrove, A. B. Watson, and M. H. Wright.

The Katy, which immediately built on to Mineola, stimulated a boom in Greenville and Hunt County population and economy.
HM NumberHM28UQ
Year Placed1972
Placed ByState Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, June 27th, 2018 at 4:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 769376 N 3670522
Decimal Degrees33.14001667, -96.11230000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 8.401', W 96° 6.738'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 8' 24.06" N, 96° 6' 44.28" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)903
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3102 Lee St, Greenville TX 75401, US
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