Details for Fort Bend Telephone Company

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5157008996


Marker Number 8996
Atlas Number 5157008996
Marker Title Fort Bend Telephone Company
Index Entry Fort Bend Telephone Company
Address 2012 Ave. G
City Rosenberg
County Fort Bend
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 229636
UTM Northing 3274698
Subject Codes communications
Marker Year 1990
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark No
Marker Location
Private Property No
Marker Condition In Situ
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text Founded in 1914, the Fort Bend Telephone Company began when Charles H. waddell purchased nine individual telephone lines in the Needville community and established a central switchboard exchange. The company grew quickly and soon connected the neighboring towns of Beasley, Brookshire, Damon, Fairchild, Guy, Katy, and Pattison. Incorporated in 1917, the company installed its first dial system in the late 1950s; rural underground cables in 1962; dial service to Houston in 1973; and digital dialing in 1978. Still family-operated, the company is a significant local business.

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