Dallas in Dallas County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
City of Dallas
Pioneer John Neely Bryan (1810 - 1877) settled on the banks of the Trinity River just west of this site in 1841. A town he called Dallas grew up around his cabin. Chosen as county seat four years after the creation of Dallas County in 1846, the City of Dallas was incorporated in 1856, with Dr. Sam B. Pryor serving as first Mayor.
Although John Neely Bryan had anticipated that river navigation would lead to growth for the city, it was the arrival of the Houston and Texas Central Railroad in 1872 and the Texas and Pacific Rail Line the following year that helped to establish Dallas as a major commercial center.
By 1890, Dallas was the state's most populous city. Wheat and cotton production provided impetus for continued growth. Insurance and banking also contributed to the city's prosperity, and its selection as the site for a regional Federal Reserve Bank in 1914 was an economic milestone. Following the discovery of oil in East Texas in 1930, Dallas banks concentrated on providing financial services for that industry.
Noted throughout its history for aggressive civic leaders, Dallas won the right to host the Texas
Texas Sesquicentennial 1836 - 1986
Erected 1986 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 6663.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Railroads & Streetcars • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 32° 46.66′ N, 96° 47.79′ W. Marker is in Dallas, Texas, in Dallas County. Marker is at the intersection of Young Street and Browder Street, on the right when traveling east on Young Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1500 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. Nicholas Henry Darnell (approx. 0.2 miles away); James K. Polk Record (approx. ¼ mile away); Neiman-Marcus (approx. ¼ mile away); John Jay Good (approx. ¼ mile away); Alexander Harwood (approx. ¼ mile away); Trezevant Calhoun Hawpe (approx. ¼ mile away); Juliette Abbey Peak Fowler (approx. ¼ mile away); John McClannahan Crockett (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dallas.
Also see . . . Three Piece Sculpture: Vertebrae. (Submitted on November 17, 2020.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 16, 2020, by Kayla Harper of Dallas, Texas. This page has been viewed 55 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 16, 2020, by Kayla Harper of Dallas, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.