Site of the Union Hotel/Bracken House/Acme Hotel

Site of the Union Hotel/Bracken House/Acme Hotel (HM2DS6)

Location: Rusk, TX 75785 Cherokee County
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Country: United States of America
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N 31° 47.77', W 95° 9.034'

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The first hotel to occupy this site was the Union Hotel, a wood frame building erected in 1849. Renamed Bracken House for a subsequent owner, it continued to serve the city until 1889. Civil War General Joseph L. Hogg, father of future Governor James Stephen Hogg, gave a rousing patriotic speech from the front steps in 1861, and infamous outlaw John Welsey Hardin was held for two weeks in the hotel by the local sheriff in 1872. Architect Theodore Miller razed the wooden structure and built the 65-room brick Acme Hotel in its place in 1889. It was destroyed by fire in 1905.
HM NumberHM2DS6
Year Placed1992
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019 at 7:02pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 296397 N 3519856
Decimal Degrees31.79616667, -95.15056667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 47.77', W 95° 9.034'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 47' 46.2" N, 95° 9' 2.04" W
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Area Code(s)903, 430
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 125 N Main St, Rusk TX 75785, US
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