A 1973 Centennial Birthday CityFounded when Texas & Pacific railroad platted townsite and held sale of lots on Dec. 8, 1873, to open regional shipping point. Strategically located on famed Indian trail from the Mississippi to Mexico, site had already been named (for its Texas-Arkansas-Louisiana trade area) by several persons— a physician, a priest, a surveyor, a medicine show barker, a statesman, and others. City was incorporated in Texas on June 12, 1874; in Arkansas, Oct. 17, 1880. It advanced rapidly in business and social facilities. In a century, it has grown from 40 persons at townsite auction to over 52,000.
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|Placed By||Texas Historical Survey Committee|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Sunday, August 7th, 2016 at 5:02pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15S E 403014 N 3699365|
|Decimal Degrees||33.42928333, -94.04326667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 33° 25.757', W 94° 2.596'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||33° 25' 45.42" N, 94° 2' 35.76" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||903, 430|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling South|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 819 N State Line Ave, Texarkana TX 75501, US|
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