Hamlin in Jones County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Hamlin quickly became a major shipping point, with its economy based on agriculture and the railroad. Among the town’s business operations were cotton compresses, a cotton oil mill, an ice plant, a cement and plaster plant, a grain elevator, several cotton gins, an electric generating plant, an ice cream factory and bottling works, and a telephone company. Churches formed in Hamlin’s early days included Church of Christ, Baptist, Methodist and Church of the Nazarene. A movie theatre opened in 1907. Central Nazarene College was established in 1909. The Oscar DePriest School System for African American students began operation in 1925.
Erected 2000 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 12356.)
Location. 32° 52.933′ N, 100° 7.538′ W. Marker is in Hamlin, Texas, in Jones County. Marker is on S. Central Avenue (U.S. 83) north of S. 3rd Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located in front of parking lot for Hamlin National Bank. Marker is at or near this postal address: 231 S. Central Ave, Hamlin TX 79520, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Hitson Community (approx. 5.1 miles away); Neinda Baptist Church (approx. 6 miles away); Neinda Community (approx. 6.3 miles away); Boyd Chapel Community (approx. 8.9 miles away); Rath City (approx. 9.4 miles away); Texas Vietnam Veterans Memorial Highway Woods Chapel Cemetery (approx. 9.8 miles away); Adair - Steadman Site (approx. 13.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hamlin.
More about this marker. At the base of the marker is a stone tablet with the inscription: "This marker is given in memory of Robert Fowler by friends and family".
Also see . . . Hamlin, TX. From the Texas State Historical Association's "Handbook of Texas Online". (Submitted on November 10, 2014.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 10, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 282 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 10, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.