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Mercedes in Hidalgo County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

The Hidalgo County Bank and Trust Company

 
 
The Hidalgo County Bank and Trust Company Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, January 24, 2021
1. The Hidalgo County Bank and Trust Company Marker
Inscription.  

The oldest Hidalgo County bank still in operation, this institution opened in 1907 in a frame house on Third Street. Incorporators of the firm were area leaders J.M. Johnson, Sr., who served as the first president, his son J.M. Johnson, Jr., William M. Price and S.P. Silver, all of Mercedes; John Closner of Hidalgo; and Walter A. McNeil of Santa Maria. Sound leadership helped the Hidalgo County Bank and Trust Company survive the economic depression of the 1930s and to become a leader in the development of the Rio Grande Valley area.
 
Erected 1982 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2469.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
 
Location. 26° 8.921′ N, 97° 54.815′ W. Marker is in Mercedes, Texas, in Hidalgo County. Marker is at the intersection of South Texas Avenue and West 3rd Street, on the left when traveling north on South Texas Avenue. The marker is located in front of the nank building facing the parking lot. Touch for map. Marker is
The Hidalgo County Bank and Trust Company and Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, January 24, 2021
2. The Hidalgo County Bank and Trust Company and Marker
at or near this postal address: 301 South Texas Avenue, Mercedes TX 78570, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mercedes City Hall (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The American Rio Grande Land and Irrigation System (about 700 feet away); Dr. Héctor P. García (about 700 feet away); Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Temple Beth Israel (approx. half a mile away); Camp Mercedes (approx. half a mile away); Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mercedes.
 
The view of the Hidalgo County Bank and Trust Company Marker from the parking lot of the bank image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, January 24, 2021
3. The view of the Hidalgo County Bank and Trust Company Marker from the parking lot of the bank
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 30, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 29, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 44 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 29, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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