Whitney Messenger

Whitney Messenger (HM14M8)

Location: Whitney, TX 76692 Hill County
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Country: United States of America
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N 31° 57.053', W 97° 19.306'

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This newspaper began publication in 1883, four years after the railroad town of Whitney was founded. Established by H. P. and J. O. Jones, the "Messenger" was purchased by J. T. and Dan S. Mayes in 1890. Dan Mayes, who gained full ownership of the paper in 1893, had started in the business in 1888 as an apprentice under H. P. Jones. Under Mayes' leadership, the "Messenger" grew from a four-page paper with about 400 readers to a 12-page paper with a circulation of about 1,700 by 1903. Throughout its history, the "Whitney Messenger" has provided a significant service to the community and the surrounding area.
HM NumberHM14M8
Marker Number5792
Year Placed1984
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
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Date Added Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 4:09am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 658612 N 3536220
Decimal Degrees31.95088333, -97.32176667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 57.053', W 97° 19.306'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 57' 3.18" N, 97° 19' 18.36" W
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Area Code(s)254
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 109 W Washington Ave, Whitney TX 76692, US
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