Historic Roadside Park

Historic Roadside Park (HM29FF)

Location: Sulphur Springs, TX 75482 Hopkins County
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N 33° 14.636', W 95° 35.053'

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The picnic area on SH 19 in Hopkins County is an early roadside park developed by the Texas Highway Department - now Texas Department of Transportation. It was built from 1939-1940 using labor from the National Youth Administration, a Federal Works Relief Program. The park retains several of its original stone picnic fixtures.
The Texas Highway Department launched its roadside park program in 1933 to provide safe places for motorists to relax and eat during their travels. Native stone and plantings were often used to create a natural park atmosphere. Today, hundreds of picnic areas and rest areas dot Texas' Highways, continuing the state's legacy of safe and convenient roadside parks.

In order to preserve its historic character and significance, this picnic area may not fully comply with the 1990 Americans With Disabilities Act.
HM NumberHM29FF
Placed ByThe State of Texas
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, July 17th, 2018 at 7:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 259226 N 3681307
Decimal Degrees33.24393333, -95.58421667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 14.636', W 95° 35.053'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 14' 38.16" N, 95° 35' 3.1799999999998" W
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Area Code(s)903, 430
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 154 TX-19, Sulphur Springs TX 75482, US
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