Jacksboro in Jack County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Old Hess Building
Hess came to Jacksboro in 1882. Married Miss Lizzie Longmire in 1885. Was one of first licensed embalmers in state.
Prominent civic leader. Served on city commission in early years. Helped organize Jacksboro National Bank; had first long distance telephone in this area. Organized first cemetery association here.
Incise on base: Presented by Mrs. J. F. Boyd in memory of her father.
Erected 1967 by Texas State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 3743.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings.
Location. 33° 13.102′ N, 98° 9.441′ W. Marker is in Jacksboro, Texas, in Jack County. Marker is at the intersection of North Church Street and East Belknap Street (State Highway 59), on the right when traveling north on North Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 102 North Church Street, Jacksboro TX 76458, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jack County (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Jack County Courthouse Cornerstone (about 400 feet away); First Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Former Gulf, Texas & Western Railroad Depot (approx. ¼ mile away); Fort Richardson (approx. ¼ mile away); Butterfield Stage Line (approx. ¼ mile away); G. D. Cross (approx. 0.3 miles away); Sewell Park (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jacksboro.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 24, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 22, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas. This page has been viewed 88 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 24, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas.