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Bronte in Coke County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Bronte Depot

 
 
Bronte Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 30, 2007
1. Bronte Depot Marker
Inscription. Built by local stonemason James C. Lammers (1874-1942), this depot was completed in 1911, two years after the first train arrived in Bronte. Built of locally quarried materials, the depot features stone lintels and window sills and a red tile roof. Originally owned by the Kansas City, Mexico, & Orient Railway, the Bronte Depot was sold in 1928 to the Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe Railway Company, which discontinued operations here in 1967.
Recorded Texas Historical Landmark - 1989
 
Erected 1989 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 518.)
 
Location. 31° 53.231′ N, 100° 17.707′ W. Marker is in Bronte, Texas, in Coke County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (State Highway 158) and Railroad Street, on the left when traveling west on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in front of the depot. Marker is in this post office area: Bronte TX 76933, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bronte Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Fort Chadbourne C.S.A. / Texas Civil War Frontier Defense (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Methodist Church
Bronte Depot and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 27, 2007
2. Bronte Depot and Marker
The building is now used as a war museum. The area surrounding the building now has a flag pole, military displays and a war memorial.
(approx. 0.2 miles away); First Baptist Church (approx. mile away); Bronte (approx. 0.4 miles away); Townsite of Marie (approx. 5.6 miles away); Southern Overland Mail, 1858-1861 (approx. 5.7 miles away); W.H. Brown (approx. 6.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bronte.
 
Also see . . .  The Handbook of Texas Online entry for the Bronte Depot. (Submitted on October 9, 2008.)
 
Categories. 20th CenturyRailroads & StreetcarsSettlements & Settlers
 
Bronte Depot image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 4, 2014
3. Bronte Depot
Bronte Depot and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 4, 2014
4. Bronte Depot and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 8, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,050 times since then and 64 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 8, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3, 4. submitted on October 17, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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