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Greenville in Hunt County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Hunt County's First Railroad

 
 
Hunt County's First Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 25, 2018
1. Hunt County's First Railroad Marker
Inscription. Missouri, Kansas & Texas (Katy) Railway, whose first train from Denison reached here Oct. 1, 1880. A $5,000 cash bonus and right of way across Hunt County were guaranteed by Greenville men: F. P. Alexander, M. M. Arnold, A. Cameron, J. J. Cooper, J. C. Edmonds, Fred Ende, I. N. Harrison, J. W. Hawkins, J. T. Jenkins, W. C. Jones, J. C. O'Neal, W. G. Perkins, N. I.Ross, Edward Schiff, Sam D. Stinson, Daniel Upthegrove, A. B. Watson, and M. H. Wright.
The Katy, which immediately built on to Mineola, stimulated a boom in Greenville and Hunt County population and economy.
 
Erected 1972 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 7806.)
 
Location. 33° 8.401′ N, 96° 6.738′ W. Marker is in Greenville, Texas, in Hunt County. Marker is at the intersection of Lee Street and Wright Street, on the right when traveling south on Lee Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3102 Lee Street, Greenville TX 75401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Old Greenville Post Office (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Greenville Building and Loan Association (about 600 feet away); Greenville
Hunt County's First Railroad Marker and Greenville Train Depot. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 25, 2018
2. Hunt County's First Railroad Marker and Greenville Train Depot.
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Central Christian Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); 1929 Hunt County Courthouse (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Seven Courthouses of Hunt County (approx. 0.3 miles away); Hunt County (approx. 0.3 miles away); Site of Phillips Field/Majors Stadium (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greenville.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on the "Katy Depot". (Submitted on June 27, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 27, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 27, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 28 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 27, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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