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Rosser in Kaufman County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Rosser Depot

of the Texas Midland Railroad

 
 
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By Rheba Bybee, July 10, 2016
1. Rosser Depot Marker
Inscription.  Originally known as Trinidad, Rosser depended on the Trinity River for trade until 1882, when a line of the Houston and Texas Central Railroad was built here. The company was later renamed the Texas Midland Railroad by Mrs. Hetty Green of New York, who bought the line in 1892. Operated by her son Edward H. R. Green, it had a dramatic impact on the early growth of Kaufman County. Rosser supplied lumber for ties, gravel for roadbeds and water for the locomotives. The brick depot, built here in 1917, replaced an earlier frame depot which burned.
 
Erected 1982 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 8550.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars.
 
Location. 32° 27.747′ N, 96° 27.256′ W. Marker is in Rosser, Texas, in Kaufman County. Marker is at the intersection of Railroad Street and Ennis Street, on the right when traveling south on Railroad Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rosser TX 75157, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cottonwood Cemetery
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By Rheba Bybee, July 10, 2016
2. Rosser Depot
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(approx. 3.1 miles away); Cottonwood Baptist Church (approx. 3.6 miles away); Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church (approx. 5.8 miles away); Kaufman Lodge No. 726, A.F. & A.M. (approx. 5.8 miles away); Pyle Prairie Cemetery (approx. 8.7 miles away); Kaufman County Indigent Cemetery (approx. 10.4 miles away); Kaufman County Poor Farm (approx. 10.7 miles away); Kaufman Pioneer Cemetery (approx. 11.2 miles away).
 
Rosser Depot image. Click for full size.
By Rheba Bybee, July 10, 2016
3. Rosser Depot
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By Rheba Bybee, July 10, 2016
4. Rosser Depot
 
 
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 225 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 13, 2016, by Rheba Bybee of Seagoville, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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