City of Temple

City of Temple (HM1OUJ)

Location: Temple, TX 76501 Bell County
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N 31° 5.836', W 97° 20.47'

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Founded in 1881, on the Santa Fe line, Temple, like dozens of Texas towns, owed its beginning to the railroad and was, in fact, named for a Santa Fe official, B.M. Temple. On June 29, 1881, a gala town lot sale, with free barbecue, was held by promoters. In 1882, the Missouri Kansas, & Texas built through and soon after, Santa Fe made Temple a division point.
     For some time, however, Temple was a town of shacks and tents with the usual large number of saloons and tough characters found in the early West. Locally, it was called "Tanglefoot", because some citizens found that the combination of muddy streets and liquor made walking rather difficult at times.
     In 1882, the town was incorporated and two private schools began. The Temple Academy was soon organized and a public school was established in 1884.
     In 1893, the annual Temple "Stag Party" began, growing out of a private Thanksgiving celebration attended by the town's leading men. It was held until 1923.
     Today Temple is known as a major hospital center of the South, for located here are Santa Fe Hospital (founded 1891), King's Daughters Hospital (1896), the Scott and White Hospital (1904), and the Veterans Administration (formerly McCloskey) Hospital (1942).
Marker Number5224
Year Placed1968
Placed ByTexas State Historical Survey Committee
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Date Added Monday, October 26th, 2015 at 9:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 658211 N 3441564
Decimal Degrees31.09726667, -97.34116667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 5.836', W 97° 20.47'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 5' 50.16" N, 97° 20' 28.2" W
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Area Code(s)254
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2 N Main St, Temple TX 76501, US
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