Forney in Kaufman County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Dixie Overland Highway
(U.S. Highway 80)
Along the route, travelers met significant obstacles, including what was known as the Forney Gap. Forney's portion of the road entered the city east of Mustang Creek and crossed through town, past the service
Erected 2005 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13299.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Roads & Vehicles. A significant historical year for this entry is 1914.
Location. 32° 44.876′ N, 96° 28.329′ W. Marker is in Forney, Texas, in Kaufman County. Marker is at the intersection of South Bois d'Arc Street and West Main Street, on the right when traveling south on South Bois d'Arc Street. In front of Spellman Museum of Forney History. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 S Bois D Arc St, Forney TX 75126, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Forney (within shouting distance of this marker); 1899 Automobile Trip (within shouting distance of this marker); Walter Dickson Adams and the Adams Drugstore (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dick P. Moore House (about 300 feet away); William Madison McDonald (about 400 feet away); The Forney Messenger (about 700 feet away); McKellar House (approx. ¼ mile away); William and Blanche Brooks House (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Forney.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 14, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 13, 2016, by Rheba Bybee of Seagoville, Texas. This page has been viewed 234 times since then and 8 times this year. Photo 1. submitted on July 13, 2016, by Rheba Bybee of Seagoville, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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