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Fort Worth in Tarrant County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Fort Worth's First Telephone Exchange

 
 
Fort Worth's First Telephone Exchange Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, May 20, 2010
1. Fort Worth's First Telephone Exchange Marker
Inscription.  On this site in September 1881 Fort Worth's first telephone exchange was founded by Southwest Telegraph and Telephone Company. It initially served 40 customers and employed three local employees. One hundred years later telephone service is supplied by Southwestern Bell serving 750,000 customers and employing 3,300 people.
 
Erected 1981 by Southwest Bell-North "B" Service Community Action Team.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Communications.
 
Location. 32° 45.333′ N, 97° 19.964′ W. Marker is in Fort Worth, Texas, in Tarrant County. Marker is at the intersection of West 2nd Street and Houston Street (U.S. 287), on the right when traveling west on West 2nd Street. It is located to the far left of the entrance of the Worthington Renaissance Hotel. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 Main Street, Fort Worth TX 76102, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Morris and Conn Buildings (within shouting distance of this marker); "The Stage Leaves From Here" (about 300 feet away, measured
Fort Worth's First Telephone Exchange Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, May 20, 2010
2. Fort Worth's First Telephone Exchange Marker
in a direct line); Plaza Hotel Building (about 300 feet away); Gamblers & Gunfights (about 300 feet away); Grand Hotels (about 500 feet away); Opera Houses & Theaters (about 600 feet away); 1784 Tarrant County 1815 (about 600 feet away); Tarrant County Courthouse (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Worth.
 
Worthington Renaissance Hotel image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, May 20, 2010
3. Worthington Renaissance Hotel
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 4, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 540 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 4, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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