King-Tears Mortuary

King-Tears Mortuary (HMH9Y)

Location: Austin, TX 78702 Travis County
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 16.367', W 97° 43.567'

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In October 1901, William M. Tears opened the Tears Funeral Home at 614 E. 6th Street to provide mortuary services for African Americans in Austin and the surrounding area. Upon his death in 1923, his son William M. Tears, Jr. became manager of the firm. In 1933, Mr. and Mrs. Charles B. King opened King and Company (later King Funeral Home) at 1107 E. 6th Street. Tears relocated to this site in 1934, and King completed extensive remodeling in 1936. In 1955, these two historic east Austin establishments merged to form the King-Tears Funeral Home. Continuing to operate at this site with expanded services and charitable works in the community, King-Tears remains an important part of Austin's heritage.
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HM NumberHMH9Y
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Marker Number12826
Year Placed2002
Placed ByThe Texas Historical Commission
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Date Added Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 3:08am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 622530 N 3349699
Decimal Degrees30.27278333, -97.72611667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 16.367', W 97° 43.567'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 16' 22.02" N, 97° 43' 34.02" W
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Area Code(s)512, 361
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1300-1308 E 12th St, Austin TX 78702, US
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