Diamond Station Historical

Diamond Station Historical (HM1TNP)

Location: Whitesboro, TX 76273 Grayson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 39.354', W 96° 55.676'

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Butterfield Overland Mail Stage Stop

The Diamond Station was a stop along the nearly 700 mile stretch across the Lone Star State for the Butterfield Overland Mail Stage Line Company. The Butterfield Overland Mail Company held the U.S. Mail contract for the first cross-country trek from St. Louis to San Francisco. marked as the first intercontinental mail route, the Butterfield Overland Mail Stagecoach made its first stop at the Diamond Station on September 21, 1858.

The complete route took 24 days and covered 2,812 miles, carrying mail and passengers. At this location Waterman Ormsby witnessed "the operation of harnessing a wild mule." He estimated it took 30 minutes per mule (four were used). The Diamond Station was kept by John R. Diamond from 1858 - 1861.
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Date Added Thursday, August 11th, 2016 at 5:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 692135 N 3725929
Decimal Degrees33.65590000, -96.92793333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 39.354', W 96° 55.676'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 39' 21.24" N, 96° 55' 40.56" W
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Area Code(s)903, 940
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1057 W Main St, Whitesboro TX 76273, US
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