1810-1877 and 1825-1919In 1839 Tennessee lawyer John Neely Bryan chose this high bluff and shallow ford on the Trinity River as site for a trading post. Finding Indians scarce when he returned in 1844, he platted a town, installed a ferry, and called the place Dallas. In the 1840s, the Republic of Texas opened its Central National Road from here to the U.S. border, and drew settlers to this area with liberal land grants.
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|Placed By||Texas Historical Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, September 12th, 2014 at 11:34pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||14S E 705231 N 3628949|
|Decimal Degrees||32.77933333, -96.80870000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 32° 46.76', W 96° 48.522'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||32° 46' 45.60" N, 96° 48' 31.32" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||214, 469, 972, 817|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 411-499 Elm St, Dallas TX 75202, US|
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