Texarkana in Bowie County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
United States Post Office and Courthouse
Each state had separate post offices until 1892, when first joint office was built on this site. It was razed in 1930, and in 1933 the present structure was completed. The base is of Texas pink granite while walls are of limestone from Arkansas.
Erected 1970 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 9512.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Landmarks • Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Postal Mail and Philately series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1841.
Location. 33° 25.512′ N, 94° 2.59′ W. Marker is in Texarkana, Texas, in Bowie County. Marker is at the intersection of East 5th Street and East 5th Street, on the left when traveling east on East 5th Street. Located on Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 500 North State Line Avenue, Texarkana TX 75501, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Texarkana World War I Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Mothers Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); St. James Episcopal Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Texarkana (approx. 0.3 miles away); Central Christian Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Scott Joplin (approx. 0.3 miles away); James Bowie (approx. 0.3 miles away); Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Texarkana.
Also see . . . Wikipedia article about Courthouse & Post Office. (Submitted on August 7, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 12, 2017. It was originally submitted on August 7, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 388 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 7, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.