Frisco Depot

Frisco Depot (HMJZB)

Location: Menard, TX 76859 Menard County
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 55.447', W 99° 47.047'

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Seeking a rail line to speed marketing of their livestock, residents of this area in 1909 asked the Ft. Worth & Rio Grande Railroad, a branch of the Frisco System, to extend track from Brady (40 mi. NE) to Menardville. Ranchers donated right of way, while townspeople erected this depot and shortened the town's name to "Menard". Celebrations marked the arrival of the first train, Feb. 10, 1911, and completion of this mission revival station, July 4, 1911. The Santa Fe system later acquired the line. After rail service ended in 1972, this building became a historical museum.
Year Placed1978
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 6:36pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 425083 N 3421455
Decimal Degrees30.92411667, -99.78411667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 55.447', W 99° 47.047'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 55' 26.82" N, 99° 47' 2.82" W
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Area Code(s)325
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 103 Frisco Ave, Menard TX 76859, US
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