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Paris in Lamar County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Paris Fire Department

 
 
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By Mark Hilton, July 21, 2016
1. Paris Fire Department Marker
Inscription. Fire protection in Paris dates to the early 1870s, when a group of businessmen led by Willet Babcock organized a volunteer fire company. Known as Phoenix Fire Company No. 1, the volunteer unit continued in operation until the city created a paid fire department in 1908. Operating from facilities at this site since 1884, the fire department has exhibited exemplary service in a number of disastrous fires, most notably the great fire of March 21, 1916, which killed three people, destroyed 1,400 buildings, and caused millions of dollars' worth of property damage.
 
Erected 1990 by the Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 8217.)
 
Location. 33° 39.598′ N, 95° 33.308′ W. Marker is in Paris, Texas, in Lamar County. Marker is at the intersection of East Kaufman Street and 1st Street SE, on the left when traveling east on East Kaufman Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 107 East Kaufman Street, Paris TX 75460, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Robert Cooke Buckner (within shouting distance of this marker); First Baptist Church of Paris (within shouting distance of this marker); The Paris Fire, 1916 (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); John James Culbertson (about 700 feet away); Paris Public Schools
Paris Fire Department Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 21, 2016
2. Paris Fire Department Marker
(about 700 feet away); First National Bank of Paris (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lamar County Courthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lamar County, C. S. A. (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Paris.
 
Also see . . .  Paris Fire Department website. (Submitted on August 15, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
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Paris Fire Department image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 21, 2016
3. Paris Fire Department
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 15, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 15, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 235 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 15, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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