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Cisco, Texas Historical Markers

 
Cisco College Marker next to Administration Building image, Touch for more information
By Duane Hall, January 22, 2018
Cisco College Marker next to Administration Building
Texas (Eastland County), Cisco — 16523 — Cisco College
O.C. Britton opened Cisco’s first college in 1909, with a campus established on 212 acres of the Houston and Texas Central Railroad Survey. The school closed after the onset of World War I, and the site was used by a series of three later colleges . . . — Map (db m113520) HM
Texas (Eastland County), Cisco — 17088 — Dothan Cemetery
The Texas and Pacific Railway built the Delmar depot near here in 1880 before rail activity shifted to Red Gap (later Cisco). A new community named Dothan formed and gained a post office in 1902. Jim and Manirval (Short) Dunaway, who settled here in . . . — Map (db m113527) HM
Texas (Eastland County), Cisco — 1621 — First Baptist Church of Cisco
The Rev. C.G. Stephens, founder of Red Gap community (1 mi. W), joined the Rev. W.B. Cobb in 1878 to organize the Red Gap Baptist Church. Forerunner of the First Baptist Church of Cisco, the Red Gap congregation had 13 charter members who met in a . . . — Map (db m113524) HM
Texas (Eastland County), Cisco — 1782 — First National Bank
Scene of daring Santa Claus Bank Robbery, Dec. 23, 1927.      During Christmas festivities, costumed Santa and three fellow bandits looted bank of $12,200 cash, $150,000 in securities. They escaped through gun battle with two little girls as . . . — Map (db m113523) HM
Texas (Eastland County), Cisco — 1831 — First Presbyterian Church of Cisco
When the town of Cisco was platted in May 1881, land at the corner of Eighth Street and Avenue G was set aside for use by a Presbyterian congregation. In August of that same year, local residents Lillie Hightower, Mrs. F.F. Lattimer, Mrs. J.A. Lee, . . . — Map (db m113521) HM
Texas (Eastland County), Cisco — 1883 — First United Methodist Church of Cisco
The Rev. Lamb Trimble, a Methodist circuit rider, organized this church at Red Gap (two miles west) in 1880. The four charter members met in the home of M.V. Mitchell, a sheep rancher. The congregation moved to Cisco one year later when the city was . . . — Map (db m113525) HM
Texas (Eastland County), Cisco — 17003 — Oakwood Cemetery
Dolphin William Bint (1845-1883) came to the United States from England in 1876 and settled in Eastland County in the Red Gap community. While on a journey to Fort Worth to buy lumber for their home, his wife gave birth to a stillborn son. His . . . — Map (db m113526) HM
Texas (Eastland County), Cisco — 3430 — Old Mobley Hotel
First hotel owned by Conrad Hilton, who proceeded to become “The World’s Foremost Innkeeper”.      Built in 1916 by H.L. Mobley, a northerner, who sold out (1919) during Cisco’s great oil boom to Hilton, then a 32-year-old . . . — Map (db m113519) HM
Texas (Eastland County), Cisco — 17629 — Scranton Cemetery
Settled in the 1870s, the Scranton community grew to include a post office, stores, a cotton gin, blacksmith, school and academy. In Oct. 1896, Joseph Jackson Ray and Sarah Frances (Morgan) Ray donated land for a Baptist church and graveyard. The . . . — Map (db m80071) HM
Texas (Eastland County), Cisco — 4616 — Site of Scranton Academy
A private, co-educational school organized in 1903 to augment Scranton Public School (opened 1887).      Scranton, a small farming-ranching community, was only 13 years old when citizens founded the academy, by public subscription. The school . . . — Map (db m79954) HM
Texas (Eastland County), Cisco — The Bankhead Highway
The Bankhead National Highway, from Washington, D.C. to San Diego, California, was the nation’s first all-weather, coast-to-coast highway. The southern road skirted the western mountains and was largely free from ice and snow, so it could be used . . . — Map (db m113522) HM

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