Denton in Denton County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Site of Lacy Hotel
Charles Christian Lacy (1816 - 70) moved with wife Sarah (Brown) from Kentucky to Texas, 1854; platted Denton townsite, 1855; had what is thought to have been city's first hotel, existent 1858-82, at this site. Before he gained fame as bandit, Sam Bass worked here briefly as a livery stable boy.
Erected 1973 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 6966.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1858.
Location. 33° 12.939′ N, 97° 7.956′ W. Marker is in Denton, Texas, in Denton County. Marker is at the intersection of West Oak Street and North Locust Street, on the right when traveling west on West Oak Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 102 W Oak Street, Denton TX 76201, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Denton County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Denton County (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Edna Westbrook Trigg in Denton County (about 300 feet away); John B. Denton (about The City of Denton (about 300 feet away); Texas Normal College (about 400 feet away); Denton County War Memorial (about 400 feet away); 1927 Denton City Hall (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Denton.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 4, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 4, 2021, by Joe Lotz of Denton, Texas. This page has been viewed 139 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 4, 2021, by Joe Lotz of Denton, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.