“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Forney in Kaufman County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

The Forney Messenger

The Forney Messenger Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rheba Bybee, June 26, 2016
1. The Forney Messenger Marker
Inscription.  The Forney Messenger is the oldest newspaper in continuous operation in Forney. Founded in 1896 by M.J. Cox, the first issue was printed on April 16 and contained a personal column, school news, a local church directory, and news from surrounding communities. In 1919 the Messenger was merged with the Forney News and was known as the Forney News and Messenger until 1921, when it again became the Forney Messenger. For many years the Messenger has provided residents of Forney and the surrounding area with news of local interest.
Texas Sesquicentennial 1836-1986

Erected 1986 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 8520.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Communications. A significant historical date for this entry is April 16, 1896.
Location. 32° 44.99′ N, 96° 28.278′ W. Marker is in Forney, Texas, in Kaufman County. Marker is at the intersection of West Broad Street (Farm to Market Road 688) and Burgett Street, on the left when traveling west on West Broad Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 201 W Broad St, Forney TX 75126, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Forney (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dixie Overland Highway (about 700 feet away); Walter Dickson Adams and the Adams Drugstore (approx. 0.2 miles away); 1899 Automobile Trip (approx. 0.2 miles away); William Madison McDonald (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dick P. Moore House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hillcrest Cemetery (approx. ¼ mile away); McKellar House (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Forney.
Also see . . .  The Forney Messenger. (Submitted on July 14, 2016.)
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 332 times since then and 75 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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