Lufkin Telephone Exchange

Lufkin Telephone Exchange (HMJK9)

Location: Lufkin, TX 75904 Angelina County
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Country: United States of America
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N 31° 20.415', W 94° 43.715'

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Telephone service in Lufkin began 1898 when Dr. Alexander Madison Denman and his friend Judge Edwin James Mantooth strung telephone wires between their offices. The system was so popular that the pair soon formed the Lufkin Telephone Exchange with partner Eli Wiener, operating from offices on this site. In 1908 they contracted with the Southwestern Telegraph and Telephone Company to provide long distance service. The company grew as rapidly as telephone technology itself, eventually acquiring the telephone exchanges of a large portion of East Texas. In 1985 the corporation was reorganized as the Lufkin-Conroe Telephone Exchange.
HM NumberHMJK9
Marker Number11657
Year Placed1998
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 10:47pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 335556 N 3468601
Decimal Degrees31.34025000, -94.72858333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 20.415', W 94° 43.715'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 20' 24.90" N, 94° 43' 42.90" W
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Area Code(s)936
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 102 W Frank Ave, Lufkin TX 75904, US
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