Details for Frisco Depot (Atlas Number 5327002068)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5327002068


Marker Number 2068
Atlas Number 5327002068
Marker Title Frisco Depot
Index Entry Frisco Depot
Address N of juc. US 190 & 83
City Menard
County Menard
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 425128
UTM Northing 3421457
Subject Codes railroad depots; railroads
Marker Year 1978
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location near the intersection of US 190 and US 83 in Menard
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text 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 miles northeast) 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. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark--1978