Hamilton in Hamilton County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Hamilton National Bank
J.T. James and Z.C. Law had the town's first drugstore in 1876. Law, appointed postmaster used a small safe in official duties. In 1881 Dr. George Perry bought Law's interest, but the safe remained in the store. The first bank in county began when James and Perry let friends keep buckskin bags of coins in the safe. This private bank was in service for several years. In 1890 Hamilton National Bank was chartered with Dr. George Perry, President; J.T. James, Vice-President; J.L. Spurlin and J.A. Edison, Directors.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1966
Erected 1966 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 2350.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1876.
Location. 31° 42.282′ N, 98° 7.412′ W. Marker is in Hamilton, Texas, in Hamilton County. Marker is at the intersection of East Henry Street and North Rice Street (U.S. 281), on the right when traveling west on East Henry Street. The marker is located on the side wall at the entrance Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 East Henry Street, Hamilton TX 76531, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lest We Forget (within shouting distance of this marker); James Drugstore (within shouting distance of this marker); Hamilton County Courthouse (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ann Whitney (about 300 feet away); Elise Waerenskjold (about 300 feet away); Hamilton Bank and Trust Company (about 400 feet away); Chesley Building (about 400 feet away); Historic Leon River Bridge (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hamilton.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 21, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 21, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 116 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 21, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.