“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Frankston in Anderson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

Frankston Railroad Depot

Frankston Railroad Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Gregory Walker, March 11, 2017
1. Frankston Railroad Depot Marker
Inscription.  In 1900 the Texas & New Orleans Railroad, now part of the Southern Pacific line, platted the town of Frankston. The station was first called Frankport and the post office Ayres. Both were renamed Frankston in 1902 for Miss Frankie Miller, who gave land for a city park. In 1906 this frame depot was built. The railroad connected local farmers with distant markets and provided passenger service from 1903 to 1964. The depot was restored in 1976 as a museum.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1977

Erected 1977 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 8756.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. A significant historical year for this entry is 1900.
Location. 32° 2.978′ N, 95° 30.393′ W. Marker is in Frankston, Texas, in Anderson County. Marker is at the intersection of South Elm Street (State Highway 155) and South Miller Street, on the right when traveling south on South Elm Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 159 W Railroad St, Frankston TX 75763, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured
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as the crow flies. Frankston City Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of the Kickapoo Battlefield (approx. 2.1 miles away); Cuney (approx. 5.4 miles away); Mount Vernon United Methodist Church (approx. 9.2 miles away); Dewberry Plantation House (approx. 9.6 miles away); Camp of the Army of the Republic of Texas (approx. 9.6 miles away); Old Neches Saline Road (approx. 12 miles away); Earle's Chapel Methodist Church (approx. 12.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Frankston.
Also see . . .  Frankston Depot Library. (Submitted on March 17, 2017.)
Frankston Railroad Depot image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Gregory Walker, March 11, 2017
2. Frankston Railroad Depot
Credits. This page was last revised on March 17, 2017. It was originally submitted on March 17, 2017, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. This page has been viewed 466 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 17, 2017, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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May. 31, 2023