Historical Stop - Downtown Commerce

Historical Stop - Downtown Commerce (HM29DL)

Location: Commerce, TX 75428 Hunt County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 15.034', W 95° 53.997'

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Texas A&M University - Commerce

—Historic Walking Tour —

Originally located in Cooper, East Texas Normal College moved to Commerce in 1894 following a devastating fire that destroyed the first and only campus building. The fire was one of many occurrences that prompted President Mayo to relocate the college to Commerce. Commerce was desirable partly due to the city's rail connections and also because of a generous donation of land and money from the city to support the relocation. From September 3 to December 31, 1894, ETNC occupied space in a rented room on Main Street. The location was adjacent to the two-story Odd Fellows Building. The college had only 35 students. In 1895, the college's first building in Commerce, College Hall, was completed, and the college moved to its present location.
HM NumberHM29DL
Placed ByTexas A&M University
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, July 15th, 2018 at 7:02pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 229820 N 3682816
Decimal Degrees33.25056667, -95.89995000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 15.034', W 95° 53.997'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 15' 2.04" N, 95° 53' 59.82" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)903
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1208 Main St, Commerce TX 75428, US
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