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Fort Worth in Tarrant County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Swift & Company

 
 
Swift & Company Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, May 22, 2010
1. Swift & Company Marker
Inscription. A leading national meatpacking firm by the 1880s, Swift & Co. adopted a practice of opening branch plants nearer the source of supply. Attracted to Texas by the state’s vast livestock herds. The company chose this site for a new operation as the result of efforts by the Fort Worth Stock Yards Company. The plant opened in 1903 and soon had a dramatic impact on the economy of the city and the state. It also spawned several support businesses, including a railway company and publishing firm. The Swift Plant remained in operation until 1971.
Texas Sesquicentennial 1836-1986

 
Erected 1986 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 5167.)
 
Location. 32° 47.327′ N, 97° 20.648′ W. Marker is in Fort Worth, Texas, in Tarrant County. Marker is at the intersection of Packers Avenue and Niles City Boulevard, on the left when traveling north on Packers Avenue. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2446 Packers Ave, Fort Worth TX 76164, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Armour and Swift Plaza (here, next to this marker); Armour & Company (here, next to this marker); Fort Worth Belt Railway
Swift & Company Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, May 22, 2010
2. Swift & Company Marker
There are many markers just on this one pillar.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Quanah Parker (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Worth Livestock Exchange (about 800 feet away); Fort Worth Stock Yards Company (about 800 feet away); Fort Worth Stockyards Horse and Mule Barns (approx. 0.2 miles away); Early Quarter Horse Shows (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Worth.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Swift & Company Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, May 22, 2010
3. Swift & Company Marker
The marker pillar is just to the right of the stairs.
Swift & Company Building image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, May 22, 2010
4. Swift & Company Building
Swift & Company Building image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, May 22, 2010
5. Swift & Company Building
<i>Stock Yards, Fort Worth, Texas</i> image. Click for full size.
circa 1915
6. Stock Yards, Fort Worth, Texas
With the Swift & Company plant visible in the upper center.
<i>Swift & Co. Plant, Fort Worth, Texas</i> image. Click for full size.
circa 1910
7. Swift & Co. Plant, Fort Worth, Texas
Looking east at the Swift meatpacking plant. The marker site is plainly visible here, dead center of the picture, just at the top and to the right of the stairs, which are still visible today in Picture 3 above.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 261 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California.   6, 7. submitted on . • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on September 16, 2016.
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