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Terrell in Kaufman County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Texas & Pacific Railroad Freight Depot

 
 
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By Rheba Bybee, September 3, 2016
1. Texas & Pacific Railroad Freight Depot Marker
Inscription. Founded in 1873, the town of Terrell was located on the route of the Texas & Pacific Railroad. Robert A. Terrell, for whom the town was named, was a surveyor and landowner in Kaufman County. Portions of land were given to the Texas & Pacific by the Terrell Family, Judge W.D. Irvine, C.C. Nash, and John G. Moore, with the condition that a permanent depot be established within the donated land here.

The first depot, a 20' x 60' frame structure, was completed by June 1873. The depot nearly doubled in size by 1884 to a 20' x 102' structure with an office, waiting room and freight room, surrounded by a freight platform of 8,360 square feet. By 1892 a separate passenger depot was built across the street.

This freight depot was constructed in 1911, in an era of infrastructure expansion of the national rail system. This utilitarian building retains most of its original features, including three bays on its primary facade, a broad hipped roof, and freight doors on the north, south, and east sides. Once an integral part of the region's economy, this depot was closed in 1977. It remains a significant element of the town's railroad past.
 
Erected 1996 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 8559.)
 
Location. 32° 44.117′ 
Texas & Pacific Railroad Freight Depot image. Click for full size.
By Rheba Bybee, September 3, 2016
2. Texas & Pacific Railroad Freight Depot
N, 96° 16.548′ W. Marker is in Terrell, Texas, in Kaufman County. Marker is at the intersection of East Broad Street and South Virginia Street (Texas Route 34), on the right when traveling west on East Broad Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Terrell TX 75160, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The American National Bank (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gov. Oscar Branch Colquitt (1861-1940) (approx. 0.2 miles away); Carnegie Public Library (approx. mile away); Carnegie Library Building (approx. mile away); Bethlehem Baptist Church (approx. mile away); First Christian Church of Terrell (approx. 0.3 miles away); First Baptist Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Church of the Good Shepherd (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Terrell.
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
Texas & Pacific Railroad Freight Depot image. Click for full size.
By Rheba Bybee, September 3, 2016
3. Texas & Pacific Railroad Freight Depot
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Rheba Bybee of Seagoville, Texas. This page has been viewed 91 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Rheba Bybee of Seagoville, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on September 12, 2016.
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