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Canton in Van Zandt County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

The Canton Herald

 
 
The Canton Herald Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Anderson, November 20, 2021
1. The Canton Herald Marker
Inscription.  "The Canton Herald" has been in continuous operation since 1882. Ellis Campbell (1882-1945), publisher of the "Wills Point Chronicle," purchased the "Herald" in 1915. Campbell and his wife Mary Jane (Gilmore) built a family publishing business that eventually extended into several generations. Operating from offices at this site and printing facilities in Wills Point, the newspaper has played an active role in the community for over a century, keeping citizens informed of local news events.
 
Erected 1990 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 11384.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1882.
 
Location. 32° 33.351′ N, 95° 51.811′ W. Marker is in Canton, Texas, in Van Zandt County. Marker is at the intersection of East Tyler Street and South Buffalo Street (State Highway 198), on the right when traveling east on East Tyler Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 103 East Tyler Street, Canton TX 75103, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
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of this marker. George Washington Tull, Sr. (within shouting distance of this marker); Hilliards of Canton (within shouting distance of this marker); John H. Reagan (within shouting distance of this marker); Isaac Van Zandt (within shouting distance of this marker); Isaac and Frances Van Zandt (within shouting distance of this marker); Van Zandt County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of 1896 Van Zandt County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Oran Milo Roberts (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Canton.
 
The Canton Herald Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Anderson, November 20, 2021
2. The Canton Herald Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 29, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 29, 2021, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas. This page has been viewed 107 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 29, 2021, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas.

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