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Tyler in Smith County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Thomas R. Bonner

1838 - 1891

 

—Tyler Honors · Half Mile of History —

 
Thomas R. Bonner Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 28, 2017
1. Thomas R. Bonner Marker
Inscription. Bonner was a farmer, soldier, banker, lawyer and Speaker of the the House for the Texas Legislature. He founded the first bank in Tyler and was instrumental in building the Tyler railroad.
 
Erected by Main Street Tyler Texas.
 
Location. 32° 21.105′ N, 95° 18.074′ W. Marker is in Tyler, Texas, in Smith County. Marker is on West Ferguson Street east of North College Avenue. Touch for map. Part of the Tyler Half Mile of History Heritage Trail. Marker is at or near this postal address: 111 West Ferguson Street, Tyler TX 75702, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Brady P. Gentry (a few steps from this marker); Hampson Boren Gary (within shouting distance of this marker); Tyler Public Library (within shouting distance of this marker); City of Tyler (within shouting distance of this marker);
View east on Ferguson Street of marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 28, 2017
2. View east on Ferguson Street of marker.
The First County Agricultural Extension Agent (within shouting distance of this marker); Smith County C.S.A. / Tyler-Smith County C.S.A. Men and Units (within shouting distance of this marker); Smith County as a 19th Century Legal Center (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tyler Carnegie Library (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tyler.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .  Texas Politics website article on Thomas R. Bonner. (Submitted on July 17, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 17, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 17, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 58 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 17, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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