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Kingsville in Kleberg County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

The Kingsville Railroad Depot

 
 
The Kingsville Railroad Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 17, 2018
1. The Kingsville Railroad Depot Marker
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Styled by standard plans of the builder, the St. Louis, Brownsville and Mexico Railroad Company; erected in 1904 of locally made adobe brick, this structure is one of oldest in Kingsville. It has seen interesting events involving traffic during border troubles and World Wars I and II. The Missouri Pacific system, in control of this road since 1925, phased out passenger traffic in 1966, but maintains a dispatcher's office in the building.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark – 1974

 
Erected 1974 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2955.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureRailroads & Streetcars. A significant historical year for this entry is 1904.
 
Location. 27° 31.014′ N, 97° 52.102′ W. Marker is in Kingsville, Texas, in Kleberg County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of East Kleberg Avenue and PFC Daniel Alarcon Street, on the right when traveling west. Marker and Texas Historical Medallion are mounted on the south wall of the depot. Touch for map
The Kingsville Railroad Depot Marker (<i>tall view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 17, 2018
2. The Kingsville Railroad Depot Marker (tall view)
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. Marker is at or near this postal address: 102 E Kleberg Ave, Kingsville TX 78363, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Uriah Lott (a few steps from this marker); Englishmen in South Texas, 1568 (approx. half a mile away); St. Paul Lutheran Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Taylor Camp Site, 1846 (approx. 2 miles away); Bishop (approx. 6.3 miles away); First Baptist Church of Bishop (approx. 6.3 miles away); St. John Lutheran Church (approx. 6.4 miles away); First United Methodist Church of Bishop (approx. 6.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kingsville.
 
Regarding The Kingsville Railroad Depot. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark (1974)
 
Also see . . .
1. The St. Louis, Brownsville and Mexico Railway Company. was chartered on June 6, 1903, to run from Sinton to the Rio Grande at Brownsville, with a branch extending westerly to the southeast corner of Starr County, a total distance of 200 miles. The company's charter was amended on various dates to provide for an extension from Sinton to Houston and for the construction of branch lines to Collegeport, Victoria, Port O'Connor, and Sam Fordyce. (Submitted on May 31, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. The Missouri Pacific Railroad Company.
The Kingsville Railroad Depot Marker (<i>wide view; marker is under portico - right of entrance</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 17, 2018
3. The Kingsville Railroad Depot Marker (wide view; marker is under portico - right of entrance)
On January 1, 1925, it acquired the New Orleans, Texas and Mexico Railway Company, which controlled several railroads running between Brownsville and New Orleans known collectively as the Gulf Coast Lines. In Texas the carriers were the Beaumont, Sour Lake and Western Railway Company, the St. Louis, Brownsville and Mexico Railway Company, the San Benito and Rio Grande Valley Railway Company, and the Orange and Northwestern Railroad Company. (Submitted on May 31, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

3. Kingsville History. While Kingsville, Texas, was officially established in 1904, when the railroad came through town, the history of this region goes back long before that time. The King Ranch, still a working cattle ranch, was founded in 1853, when Captain Richard King purchased land that was once part of the Rincon de Santa Gertrudis Mexican Land Grant. (Submitted on May 31, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
The Kingsville Railroad Depot (<i>marker visible right of entrance</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 17, 2018
4. The Kingsville Railroad Depot (marker visible right of entrance)
The Kingsville Railroad Depot (<i>west side view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 17, 2018
5. The Kingsville Railroad Depot (west side view)
The Kingsville Railroad Depot image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 17, 2018
6. The Kingsville Railroad Depot
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 31, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 149 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on May 31, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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