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Fort Davis in Jeff Davis County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Union Mercantile

 
 
Union Mercantile Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 24, 2012
1. Union Mercantile Marker
Inscription. Founded 1873 by O. M. Keesey and Geo. Gaither in adobe building on this site. Later owned by W. Keesey, an army baker, who sold clothing, groceries, cradles, guns, whiskey, coffins, tobacco, spittoons, wagonwheels, and harness, and did private banking. First telephone in county operated out of store via barbed wire line to ranches.

In 1906 he replaced the adobe with this stone structure that was bought by T. T. Kelly, 1964.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1965

 
Erected 1965 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 10489.)
 
Location. 30° 35.327′ N, 103° 53.622′ W. Marker is in Fort Davis, Texas, in Jeff Davis County. Marker is at the intersection of Limpa Street and Court Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Limpa Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Davis TX 79734, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hotel Limpia (a few steps from this marker); Old Fort Davis CSA (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); T/SGT. Manuel S. Gonzales (about 400 feet away); Confederate President Jefferson Davis
Union Mercantile Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 24, 2012
2. Union Mercantile Marker
(about 400 feet away); Jeff Davis County Courthouse (about 500 feet away); Jeff Davis County Jail (about 500 feet away); Jeff Davis County (about 600 feet away); First Baptist Church of Fort Davis (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Davis.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Union Mercantile image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 24, 2012
3. Union Mercantile
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 185 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. 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.
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