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Near Alta Loma in Galveston County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Hitchcock Depot

 
 
Hitchcock Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, February 9, 2012
1. Hitchcock Depot Marker
Inscription. According to local oral tradition, the Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe Railroad (GCSF) gained a vital right-of-way through Emily Hitchcock's property in 1875 by agreeing to establish a depot named for her deceased husband, Lent Munson Hitchcock. GCSF platted the town of Hitchcock in 1891. The depot, built by 1893, became a social center as passengers, freight, and agricultural produce moved past its doors. This structure, the last of this area's GCSF depots still standing, was relocated here by the Santa Fe Area Historical Foundation in 1975 and converted for museum use in 1982.
 
Erected 1993 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 7492.)
 
Location. 29° 21.923′ N, 95° 4.108′ W. Marker is near Alta Loma, Texas, in Galveston County. Marker is on State Highway 6, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Santa Fe TX 77510, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Original Site of First Baptist Church of Alta Loma (approx. 0.8 miles away); Alta Loma (approx. 0.9 miles away); U. S. Naval Air Station (approx. 1.5 miles away); Camp Wallace
Hitchcock Depot image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, February 9, 2012
2. Hitchcock Depot
(approx. 1.5 miles away); City of Hitchcock (approx. 2.3 miles away); Dairy Industry in the Santa Fe Area (approx. 3.1 miles away); Arcadia Christian Church (approx. 3.2 miles away); Stringfellow Orchards (approx. 3.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Alta Loma.
 
Additional keywords. train depot
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
Hitchcock Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, February 9, 2012
3. Hitchcock Depot Marker
Hitchcock Depot Museum Sign image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, February 9, 2012
4. Hitchcock Depot Museum Sign
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 386 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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