Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Miami in Roberts County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Miami Railroad Depot

 
 
Miami Railroad Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 2, 2012
1. Miami Railroad Depot Marker
Inscription. When the Southern Kansas Railway Company of Texas built a line through Roberts County in 1887, Miami developed at the end of the track as a campsite for workers. The crew set up a kitchen and a tent hotel. Soon the railroad built a public water well and telegraph lines to nearby Fort Elliott. Passengers and supplies for the post and nearby town of Mobeetie began arriving by rail. This depot was erected in 1888 between North Main and Birge Street. The Santa Fe Railroad bought the line in 1899 and this structure remained in service until 1978.
 
Erected 1979 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3358.)
 
Location. 35° 41.516′ N, 100° 38.232′ W. Marker is in Miami, Texas, in Roberts County. Marker is at the intersection of East Commercial Street (U.S. 60) and South Mobeetie Street, on the right when traveling east on East Commercial Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Miami TX 79059, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cottage Hotel (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Colonel O. M. Roberts (about 600 feet away); Roberts County Courthouse (about
Miami Railroad Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 2, 2012
2. Miami Railroad Depot Marker
600 feet away); Roberts County (approx. 4.5 miles away); Fossil Beds (approx. 5.6 miles away); Historic Roadside Park (approx. 6.4 miles away); Site of Pampa Army Air Force Base (approx. 12 miles away); Mobeetie Post Office (approx. 15.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Miami.
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
Miami Railroad Depot image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 2, 2012
3. Miami Railroad Depot
Miami Railroad Depot image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 2, 2012
4. Miami Railroad Depot
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 271 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
Paid Advertisement