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Kountze in Hardin County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Hooks Abstract Company

 
 
Hooks Abstract Company Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Steve Gustafson, July 23, 2011
1. Hooks Abstract Company Marker
Inscription.  Established in 1902, the Hooks Abstract Company is thought to be the oldest continuously operating business in Hardin County. Named for its major investor J.B. Hooks, the company initially provided land ownership research for oil and timber companies. Co-founder Amos Rich operated the company until 1906 when J.A. McKim, Sr., assumed management of the firm. In the 1950s title insurance services were added by J.A. McKim, Jr., and his wife, who purchased the business in the 1960s. Their son succeeded them, changing the name of the firm to Hooks Title and Abstract Co.
 
Erected 1996 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 11157.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1902.
 
Location. 30° 22.05′ N, 94° 18.942′ W. Marker is in Kountze, Texas, in Hardin County. Marker is on Crocker Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 245 Crocker Street, Kountze TX 77625, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies
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. General Braxton Bragg, C.S.A. (within shouting distance of this marker); Hardin County (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Courthouses of Hardin County (about 400 feet away); First Baptist Church of Kountze (approx. 0.2 miles away); First United Methodist Church of Kountze (approx. 0.3 miles away); Site of Kountze Baptist College (approx. 1.1 miles away); Richard E. Jackson (approx. 7.6 miles away).
 
Hooks Abstract Company Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Steve Gustafson, July 23, 2011
2. Hooks Abstract Company Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 25, 2011, by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. This page has been viewed 520 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 25, 2011, by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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