Gladewater in Gregg County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Development of Gladewater
Donated by Gladewater National Bank
The #610 Texas & Pacific steam locomotive rolled through Gladewater on May 13, 1873. Land for the railroad was acquired in 1870 from Mr. & Mrs. Anderson White with the provision that the Texas & Pacific Railroad Company survey the surrounding land for the development of a town and depot. The establishment of the first depot in the second block west of Main Street on Pacific Avenue led to Gladewater being officially put on the map January 10, 1873.
Welding done by Jon-Eric Johnson
For more Gladewater History, visit the Gladewater Museum
Erected 2015 by Gladewater Museum. (Marker Number 9.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Railroads & Streetcars • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical date for this entry is January 10, 1873.
Location. 32° 32.094′ N, 94° 56.677′ W. Marker is in Gladewater, Texas, in Gregg County. Marker is at the intersection of West Pacific Avenue and North Main Street (U.S. 271), on the left when traveling west on West Pacific Avenue. The marker is located along the street next Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gladewater TX 75647, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Notorious Bonnie & Clyde (a few steps from this marker); Camp's Ferry (a few steps from this marker); Gladewater (within shouting distance of this marker); Rosendale Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Gladewater Post Office (within shouting distance of this marker); The Gladewater Discovery Well (within shouting distance of this marker); John Ben Shepperd (within shouting distance of this marker); First Franchised Motor Bus Line in Texas (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gladewater.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 18, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 18, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 108 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 18, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.