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Commerce in Hunt County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Site of Early Commerce Schools

 
 
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By Mark Hilton, June 25, 2018
1. Site of Early Commerce Schools Marker
Inscription.  By 1883, the scholastic population of Commerce had outgrown the public school which opened ten years earlier. Land at this site, purchased by the Commerce Educational Assoc., was chosen for a new schoolhouse. The first building here, a two-story frame structure, became Commerce High School. Destroyed by fire in 1898, it was replaced by a larger brick building that served as Commerce High and later as Central Ward School. A third building, completed in 1937, was renamed in 1950 to honor A. L. Day, who served as superintendent of Commerce Schools, 1900-1935.
Texas Sesquicentennial 1836-1986

 
Erected 1986 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 7783.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. A significant historical year for this entry is 1883.
 
Location. 33° 14.775′ N, 95° 53.826′ W. Marker is in Commerce, Texas, in Hunt County. Marker is on Church Street near Chestnut Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1600 Church Street, Commerce TX 75428, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
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By Mark Hilton, June 25, 2018
2. Site of Early Commerce Schools
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of this marker. First Christian Church of Commerce (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Baptist Church of Commerce (approx. ¼ mile away); Commerce Post Office (approx. 0.3 miles away); Jernigin's Store (approx. 0.3 miles away); Bruce B. Williams American Legion Post No. 1 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Incorporation of Commerce (approx. 0.3 miles away); Historical Stop - Downtown Commerce (approx. 0.3 miles away); Site of Commerce Churches (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Commerce.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 6, 2018. It was originally submitted on July 6, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 84 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 6, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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