Site of the Crockett Hotel

Site of the Crockett Hotel (HM29YP)

Location: Crockett, TX 75835 Houston County
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Country: United States of America
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N 31° 19.107', W 95° 27.431'

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James H. Collard, a surveyor, opened a general store on this site in 1837. Four years later he sold the business to Thomas Collins (1800-1869). Members of the Collins family ran the store until 1890 when William Berry (b.1856) constructed the Pickwick Hotel. Two brothers, F.A. and J.H. Smith, bought the building in 1921. It was reopened as the Davy Crockett Hotel in 1927. During construction of a new courthouse (1938-39), it housed county offices. The Crockett Hotel Co. purchased the business in 1939. Ray and Alta Cornelius served as managers until a fire destroyed it in 1972.
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HM NumberHM29YP
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Year Placed1980
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, August 4th, 2018 at 1:02pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 266172 N 3467502
Decimal Degrees31.31845000, -95.45718333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 19.107', W 95° 27.431'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 19' 6.42" N, 95° 27' 25.86" W
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Area Code(s)936
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 456 US-287, Crockett TX 75835, US
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