“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Bridgeport, Texas

Clickable Map of Wise County, Texas and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Wise County, TX (49) Cooke County, TX (28) Denton County, TX (92) Jack County, TX (20) Montague County, TX (23) Parker County, TX (46) Tarrant County, TX (237)  WiseCounty(49) Wise County (49)  CookeCounty(28) Cooke County (28)  DentonCounty(92) Denton County (92)  JackCounty(20) Jack County (20)  MontagueCounty(23) Montague County (23)  ParkerCounty(46) Parker County (46)  TarrantCounty(237) Tarrant County (237)
Decatur is the county seat for Wise County
Bridgeport is in Wise County
      Wise County (49)  
      Cooke County (28)  
      Denton County (92)  
      Jack County (20)  
      Montague County (23)  
      Parker County (46)  
      Tarrant County (237)  
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1Texas (Wise County), Bridgeport — 506 — Bridgeport Coal Mines
Once a staple of Bridgeport's economy, coal was discovered here in later part of 19th century. Diggers hit vein 60 feet deep while seeking water. Mine No. 1 lies under northeast Bridgeport, and entire area is honeycombed with tunnels and shafts. . . . Map (db m180406) HM
2Texas (Wise County), Bridgeport — 507 — Bridgeport Lodge No. 587, A.F. & A.M.
On December 12, 1884, the Bridgeport Masonic Lodge was granted a charter by the Grand Lodge of Texas. The twenty-seven charter members consisted primarily of local coal miners, ranchers, and businessmen. The group met in a tin building on the old . . . Map (db m178254) HM
3Texas (Wise County), Bridgeport — 16811 — First Presbyterian Church of Bridgeport
In 1893, the Rock Island Railroad established a line close to Bridgeport on the banks of the West Fork of the Trinity River and soon the town began to grow. In 1895, the family of J.A. Weakley moved from Decatur to Bridgeport and as charter members . . . Map (db m200136) HM
4Texas (Wise County), Bridgeport — 17309 — Republic of Texas' Santa Fe Expedition in Wise County
In June 1841, Republic of Texas President Mirabeau B. Lamar commissioned an effort to increase Texas' political, military and commercial influence in Santa Fe, then a part of Mexico claimed by the Republic of Texas. A party of 321 men set out from . . . Map (db m200134) HM
5Texas (Wise County), Bridgeport — 18189 — St. John the Baptizer Catholic Church
In the 1890s, large Catholic communities were established in north Texas. Father J.J. O'Riordan from Henrietta traveled to Bridgeport once a month by train to hold mass, so a mission was established. The mission of St. John the Baptizer was the . . . Map (db m200135) HM
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Dec. 6, 2022