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Near Mingus in Erath County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Site of Hotel Knox and Thurber Mining Office

 
 
Site of Hotel Knox and Thurber Mining Office Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, September 8, 2016
1. Site of Hotel Knox and Thurber Mining Office Marker
Inscription. The Texas and Pacific Coal Company built the first-class Hotel Knox about 1895. In addition to serving out-of-town guests, it was a social center in Thurber and home to many of the town’s white collar workers, including store clerks and staff of the adjacent mining office where general manager William Knox Gordon maintained his headquarters. The Hotel Knox burned in 1907 and was replaced by the Plummer Hotel. Although the town was dismantled in the 1930s, ruins of the mining office were still visible decades later.
 
Erected 1995 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4814.)
 
Location. 32° 30.461′ N, 98° 25.073′ W. Marker is near Mingus, Texas, in Erath County. Marker is on State Highway 108 0.1 miles north of Interstate 20, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mingus TX 76463, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Thurber (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Evolution of an Oil Company (about 600 feet away); Thurber Cemetery (approx. ¼ mile away); Site of Thurber Big Lake and Dairy
Marker at Site of Hotel Knox image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, September 8, 2016
2. Marker at Site of Hotel Knox
(approx. 1.2 miles away); Thurber Junction and the T&P Railroad Presence (approx. 2½ miles away); Mingus Baptist Church (approx. 2.7 miles away); Joseph Peter Davidson (approx. 3 miles away); Mount Marion Cemetery (approx. 5.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mingus.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
View to Southeast towards Interstate 20 image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, September 8, 2016
3. View to Southeast towards Interstate 20
Site of Thurber Mining Office is to left of marker
Ruins of the building foundation may be viewed from the fence
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 6, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 6, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 149 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 6, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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