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Near Goldthwaite in Mills County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Center City Community

 
 
Center City Community Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 6, 2015
1. Center City Community Marker
Inscription. Settled in 1854 by the families of William Jenkins and David Morris (1811-89), this community was called “Hughes Store” after W.C. Hughes and his wife opened a store here in the 1870s. They platted a townsite in 1876, hoping to attract the railroad and to become county seat. An ancient live oak (100 yds. S), by tradition once considered the center of Texas, was site of temporary court and school sessions and religious services. Renamed “Center City”, this thriving town boasted several stores and businesses until the railroad bypassed it in 1885. The post office remained until 1920.
 
Erected 1977 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 783.)
 
Location. 31° 28.18′ N, 98° 24.71′ W. Marker is near Goldthwaite, Texas, in Mills County. Marker is on U.S. 84 west of County Road 332, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Goldthwaite TX 76844, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Center City Cemetery (here, next to this marker); Center City Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Center City United Methodist Church (approx.
Center City Community and Center City Cemetery Markers image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 6, 2015
2. Center City Community and Center City Cemetery Markers
View to south across US 84
0.2 miles away); The Goldthwaite Eagle (approx. 9.4 miles away); Dam and Well (approx. 9.4 miles away); Mills County Jail (approx. 9.4 miles away); Mills County (approx. 9.4 miles away); The Old Town Well (approx. 9.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Goldthwaite.
 
Also see . . .
1. Center City, TX. From the Texas State Historical Association’s “Handbook of Texas Online”. (Submitted on October 25, 2015.) 

2. Center Oak - Famous Trees of Texas. (Submitted on October 25, 2015.)
 
Additional comments.
1. Center Oak
The remains of the now-dead Center Oak tree are on County Road 332 less than 100 yards south of US 84.
    — Submitted October 25, 2015.

 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
View to West Along US 84 image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 6, 2015
3. View to West Along US 84
Marker is on left (south) side of highway
View to East Along US 84 image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 6, 2015
4. View to East Along US 84
Marker is on right (south) side of highway
The Center Oak image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 6, 2015
5. The Center Oak
On County Road 332 less than 100 yards south of US 84
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 151 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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