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Texarkana in Bowie County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Texarkana

A 1973 Centennial Birthday City

 
 
Texarkana Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 20, 2016
1. Texarkana Marker
Inscription.  Founded when Texas & Pacific railroad platted townsite and held sale of lots on Dec. 8, 1873, to open regional shipping point. Strategically located on famed Indian trail from the Mississippi to Mexico, site had already been named (for its Texas-Arkansas-Louisiana trade area) by several persons-- a physician, a priest, a surveyor, a medicine show barker, a statesman, and others. City was incorporated in Texas on June 12, 1874; in Arkansas, Oct. 17, 1880. It advanced rapidly in business and social facilities. In a century, it has grown from 40 persons at townsite auction to over 52,000.

Incise on back: Sponsored by Texarkana Chamber of Commerce Convention and Visitors Bureau, Bowie County Historical Survey Committee
 
Erected 1973 by Texas Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 9510.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRailroads & StreetcarsSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical date for this entry is June 12, 1874.
 
Location. 33° 25.757′ N, 94° 2.596′ 
Texarkana Marker in front of Texarkana Chamber of Commerce. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 20, 2016
2. Texarkana Marker in front of Texarkana Chamber of Commerce.
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W. Marker is in Texarkana, Texas, in Bowie County. Marker is at the intersection of State Line Avenue and Walnut Street, on the left when traveling north on State Line Avenue. Located at the Texarkana Chamber of Commerce. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 819 State Line Avenue, Texarkana TX 75501, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Scott Joplin (within shouting distance of this marker); James Bowie (within shouting distance of this marker); Central Christian Church (within shouting distance of this marker); United States Post Office and Courthouse (approx. 0.3 miles away); St. James Episcopal Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); Rose Hill Cemetery (approx. 1.2 miles away); Martha Adams Runnels (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Texarkana.
 
Texarkana Chamber of Commerce logo near marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 20, 2016
3. Texarkana Chamber of Commerce logo near marker.
View north on State Line Avenue. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 20, 2016
4. View north on State Line Avenue.
Texas is on left side of Avenue and Arkansas is on the right.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 7, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 360 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 7, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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