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Whitney in Hill County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Whitney Messenger

 
 
Whitney Messenger Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 14, 2012
1. Whitney Messenger Marker
Inscription. This newspaper began publication in 1883, four years after the railroad town of Whitney was founded. Established by H. P. and J. O. Jones, the "Messenger" was purchased by J. T. and Dan S. Mayes in 1890. Dan Mayes, who gained full ownership of the paper in 1893, had started in the business in 1888 as an apprentice under H. P. Jones. Under Mayes' leadership, the "Messenger" grew from a four-page paper with about 400 readers to a 12-page paper with a circulation of about 1,700 by 1903. Throughout its history, the "Whitney Messenger" has provided a significant service to the community and the surrounding area.
 
Erected 1984 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 5792.)
 
Location. 31° 57.053′ N, 97° 19.306′ W. Marker is in Whitney, Texas, in Hill County. Marker is on W Washington Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Located between N. Colorado Street and N. Brazos Avenue. Marker is at or near this postal address: 109 W Washington Avenue, Whitney TX 76692, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Whitney (here, next to this marker); King Memorial United Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church
Whitney Messenger Marker shares location with "Whitney" Marker next to Memorial Park image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 14, 2012
2. Whitney Messenger Marker shares location with "Whitney" Marker next to Memorial Park
See nearby markers
(approx. 0.6 miles away); Fort Graham Cemetery (approx. 5.4 miles away); Huron (approx. 6.6 miles away); Pioneer Bank Building (approx. 11.9 miles away); Site of Old Lexington Village (approx. 11.9 miles away); Bond's Alley (approx. 11.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Whitney.
 
Categories. Communications
 
Whitney Messenger Marker, at 109 W Washington Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 14, 2012
3. Whitney Messenger Marker, at 109 W Washington Avenue
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 26, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 205 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 1, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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