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

Telegraph Road

 
 
Telegraph Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, November 2, 2019
1. Telegraph Road Marker
Inscription.  

A pioneer trail connecting the towns of Montgomery, Houston, and Huntsville, in use as early as 1845, became an important transportation and freighting route for early settlers. After the Texas and Red River Telegraph Company was established in 1854, wires were strung along the historic trail to extend service to Montgomery and Houston. The route soon became known as the "Telegraph Road." Although the wires eventually were removed, portions of the old Telegraph Road remained visible for many years.
Marker is property of the State of Texas
 
Erected 1972 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 7905.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsRoads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 30° 28.358′ N, 95° 41.678′ W. Marker is near Montgomery, Texas, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Farm to Market 149 (State Highway 149) one mile north of Bailey Grove Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Montgomery TX 77356, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
View behind the Telegraph Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, November 2, 2019
2. View behind the Telegraph Road Marker
are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Montgomery County, C.S.A. (approx. 5.6 miles away); Montgomery County Jail (approx. 5.6 miles away); Town of Montgomery (approx. 5.6 miles away); Charles Bellinger Stewart (approx. 5.6 miles away); First State Bank (approx. 5.7 miles away); Montgomery Baptist Church Building (approx. 5.7 miles away); Davis Law Office (approx. 5.7 miles away); N. H. Davis Cottage (approx. 5.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Montgomery.
 
More about this marker. The marker has been replaced in 1995 and again in 2017.
 
Also see . . .  The State of Texas replaces missing marker. (Submitted on September 3, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 3, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 56 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 3, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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