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James W. (Weck) Latimer

(1783 - 1860)

 
 
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By Kayla Harper, November 8, 2020
1. James W. (Weck) Latimer Marker
Inscription.  

Latimer was born in New London, Conn. Moved to Texas, with family, in 1833. Founder and editor first newspaper in Dallas, 1849. Known originally as "The Cedar Snag" then as "Dallas Herald." Incorporated into "Dallas Morning News" in 1885.
Recorded - 1968
 
Erected 1968 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 6757.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesCommunicationsSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 32° 46.565′ N, 96° 48.013′ W. Marker is in Dallas, Texas, in Dallas County. Marker can be reached from Young Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1201 Marilla Street, Dallas TX 75201, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John McClannahan Crockett (a few steps from this marker); Barton Warren Stone (a few steps from this marker); Juliette Abbey Peak Fowler (within shouting distance of this marker); Alexander Harwood (within shouting distance of this marker); John Jay Good
James W. (Weck) Latimer Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kayla Harper, November 8, 2020
2. James W. (Weck) Latimer Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Trezevant Calhoun Hawpe (within shouting distance of this marker); James Martin Patterson (within shouting distance of this marker); James K. Polk Record (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dallas.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 10, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 10, 2020, by Kayla Harper of Dallas, Texas. This page has been viewed 45 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 10, 2020, by Kayla Harper of Dallas, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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