Morgan Jones

Morgan Jones (HM1HH9)

Location: Abilene, TX 79601 Taylor County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 27.622', W 99° 43.485'

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Welsh-born Morgan Jones arrived in the U.S. in 1866. As a contractor for numerous railroad lines, he became a railroad legend by laying tracks spanning more than 1,000 miles across Texas and the west. He was president of the Fort Worth and Denver City Railway Company by 1884, and in 1906 began to construct the Abilene and Northern Railway. In 1908 Jones moved to Abilene, continuing railroad expansion by completing the Abilene and Southern Railway. He made extensive investments throughout Texas and contributed to Abilene
HM NumberHM1HH9
Marker Number12218
Year Placed1998
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
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Date Added Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 2:57am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 431886 N 3591696
Decimal Degrees32.46036667, -99.72475000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 27.622', W 99° 43.485'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 27' 37.32" N, 99° 43' 29.1" W
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Area Code(s)325
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1042 Cottonwood St, Abilene TX 79601, US
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