Details for United States Post Office and Courthouse (Atlas Number 5037009512)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5037009512


Marker Number 9512
Atlas Number 5037009512
Marker Title United States Post Office and Courthouse
Index Entry United States Post Office and Courthouse
Address 5th St. at State Line Ave.
City Texarkana
County Bowie
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 403026
UTM Northing 3698799
Subject Codes post office; courthouses
Marker Year 1970
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text Currently, only Federal office building to straddle state line. Present Texas-Arkansas state boundary (established in 1841 by United States and Republic of Texas) passes through center. Each state had separate post offices until 1892, when first joint office was built on this site. It was razed in 1930, and in 1933 the present structure was completed. The base is of Texas pink granite while walls are of limestone from Arkansas. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1970