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Abilene in Taylor County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Morgan Jones

(1839-1926)

 
 
Morgan Jones Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 21, 2014
1. Morgan Jones Marker
Inscription. Welsh-born Morgan Jones arrived in the U.S. in 1866. As a contractor for numerous railroad lines, he became a railroad legend by laying tracks spanning more than 1,000 miles across Texas and the west. He was president of the Fort Worth and Denver City Railway Company by 1884, and in 1906 began to construct the Abilene and Northern Railway. In 1908 Jones moved to Abilene, continuing railroad expansion by completing the Abilene and Southern Railway. He made extensive investments throughout Texas and contributed to Abilene’s growth until his death.
 
Erected 1998 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 12218.)
 
Location. 32° 27.622′ N, 99° 43.485′ W. Marker is in Abilene, Texas, in Taylor County. Marker can be reached from Cottonwood Street 0.1 miles north of N. 10th Street. Touch for map. Marker is located in the southwest corner of the Cedar Hill section of the Abilene Municipal Cemetery; the above directions are to the main entrance to the Cedar Hill section of the cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Abilene TX 79601, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Abilene Municipal Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Abilene Negro High School
Morgan Jones Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 21, 2014
2. Morgan Jones Marker
Next to burial site of Morgan Jones
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Mount Zion Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); James Winford Hunt (approx. 0.2 miles away); Claiborne Walker Merchant (approx. 0.2 miles away); Thomas Middlebrook Willis (approx. ¼ mile away); Abilene African-American Schools (approx. 0.3 miles away); "Double V" Memorial Flagpole (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Abilene.
 
Also see . . .  Morgan Jones. From the Texas State Historical Association's "Handbook of Texas Online". (Submitted on October 26, 2014.) 
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
Abilene Municipal Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 21, 2014
3. Abilene Municipal Cemetery
Southwest corner of Cedar Hill section of cemetery
Abilene Municipal Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 21, 2014
4. Abilene Municipal Cemetery
Marker is in center of image
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 26, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 356 times since then and 63 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 26, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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