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

Jernigin's Store

 
 
Jernigin's Store Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 25, 2018
1. Jernigin's Store Marker
Inscription. A Tennessee native and former Arkansas legislator, William Jernigin (1819-80) came to Hunt County in 1856. A pioneer merchant in the nearby village of Cow Hill, he moved to this vicinity in 1872 and opened a mercantile store (1 blk. W). Two years earlier, completion of a bridge over the South Sulphur River had created a new trade route through the area. Since the community that grew up around his store was unnamed, Jernigin asked that goods be shipped to "Commerce." The later development of Commerce as a center of trade reflected his pioneer contributions.
 
Erected 1982 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 7808.)
 
Location. 33° 15.029′ N, 95° 53.885′ W. Marker is in Commerce, Texas, in Hunt County. Marker is on Park Street south of Main Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located to left of the Commerce Public Library. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1210 Park Street, Commerce TX 75428, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bruce B. Williams American Legion Post No. 1 (here, next to this marker); Commerce Post Office (a few steps from this marker); Historical Stop - Downtown Commerce
Jernigin's Store Marker on far left of photo. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 25, 2018
2. Jernigin's Store Marker on far left of photo.
(about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Incorporation of Commerce (about 600 feet away); First Baptist Church of Commerce (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of Early Commerce Schools (approx. 0.3 miles away); Site of Commerce Churches (approx. 0.3 miles away); Birthplace of Maj. Gen. Claire L. Chennault (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Commerce.
 
Also see . . .  History of Jernigin, Texas. (Submitted on July 6, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNotable PersonsSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 6, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 6, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 44 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 6, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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