Sterling City in Sterling County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
State Hotel First State Bank
Directors of the First State Bank of Sterling City, the town's earliest financial institution, had this two-story brick commercial building constructed in 1910. It originally housed the State Hotel and the banking operation, which was acquired in 1926 by the First National Bank. Other offices that have been located here include those of doctors, the telephone company, post office and city hall. E. B. Butler also operated a drugstore here from 1926 to the 1960s. Businessmen associated with the site have included many of the prominent early leaders of the community.
Erected 1982 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 5100.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1910.
Location. 31° 50.196′ N, 100° 59.332′ W. Marker is in Sterling City, Texas, in Sterling County. Marker is on 4th Street (U.S. 87) west of Elm Street, on the right when traveling west. Marker is mounted on a pole near the entrance, along the sidewalk at the front of the building. Touch for mapTouch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sterling County Jail (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sterling County (about 400 feet away); Concho, San Saba & Llano Valley Railroad Station (approx. half a mile away); Town of Cummins (approx. 1.8 miles away); Montvale (approx. 3.3 miles away); Camp Elizabeth (approx. 9.1 miles away).
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