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Near Marshall in Harrison County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Historic Roadside Park

 
 
Historic Roadside Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 25, 2018
1. Historic Roadside Park Marker
Inscription.  
The picnic area on US 80 in Harrison County is an early roadside park developed by the Texas Highway Department -- now Texas Department of Transportation. Constructed in the early 1940's, this park features stone masonry picnic features and entry columns.
The Texas Highway Department launched its roadside park program in 1933 to provide safe places for motorists to relax and eat during their travels. Native stone and plantings were often used to create a natural park atmosphere. Today, hundreds of picnic areas and rest areas dot Texas' Highways, continuing the state's legacy of safe and convenient roadside parks.

In order to preserve its historic character and significance, this picnic area may not fully comply with the 1990 Americans With Disabilities Act.
 
Erected by the State of Texas.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational AreasRoads & Vehicles. A significant historical year for this entry is 1933.
 
Location. 32° 31.203′ N, 94° 15.049′ W. Marker is near Marshall, Texas, in Harrison County
Historic Roadside Park Marker near a Texas 1936 Centennial Monument. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 25, 2018
2. Historic Roadside Park Marker near a Texas 1936 Centennial Monument.
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. Marker is on U.S. 80 0.8 miles west of County Road 2199, on the right when traveling west. Located at a Harrison County Historic roadside park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8612 US-80, Marshall TX 75672, 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. Harrison County (here, next to this marker); Marshall-Shreveport Stagecoach Road (approx. 5.1 miles away); Trammel's Trace Cabin (approx. 6.8 miles away); Site of The Capitol Hotel (approx. 6.9 miles away); Telegraph Park (approx. 7 miles away); Governor Edward Clark (approx. 7 miles away); General Elkanah Greer / Knights of the Golden Circle (approx. 7 miles away); James Harper Starr (approx. 7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marshall.
 
Historic Roadside Park & Markers image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 25, 2018
3. Historic Roadside Park & Markers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 17, 2018. It was originally submitted on July 17, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 91 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 17, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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