Bruce B. Williams American Legion Post No. 1

Bruce B. Williams American Legion Post No. 1 (HM2944)

Location: Commerce, TX 75428 Hunt County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 15.03', W 95° 53.884'

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The first American Legion Post in Texas was established at Commerce in 1919, the same year the veterans organization was begun nationally. Inspired by the funeral of Private Albert A. Barrow, who had served in World War I, Dr. W. B. DeJernett directed formation of a local veterans group. The first meeting was held in a building at Washington and Alamo streets (2 blks. W). Chartered on July 1, 1919 and named in honor of Bruce B. Williams, the first Commerce serviceman to die in World War I, the post has been a prominent leader at the state and national levels.
HM NumberHM2944
Year Placed1982
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, July 5th, 2018 at 10:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 229996 N 3682803
Decimal Degrees33.25050000, -95.89806667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 15.03', W 95° 53.884'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 15' 1.8" N, 95° 53' 53.04" W
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Area Code(s)903
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1200 Park St, Commerce TX 75428, US
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