Details for Telegraph Road

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5339007905


Marker Number 7905
Atlas Number 5339007905
Marker Title Telegraph Road
Index Entry Telegraph Road
Address FM 149
City Montgomery
County Montgomery
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 241303
UTM Northing 3374245
Subject Codes transportation; roads
Marker Year 1972
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark No
Marker Location Sam Houston National Forest, SH 149, E side, 0.1 mi. S of Hidden Forest Rd.
Private Property No
Marker Condition In Situ
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text A pioneer trail connecting the towns of Montgomery, Houston, and Huntsville, in use as early as 1845, became an important transportation and freighting route for early settlers. After the Texas and Red River Telegraph Company was established in 1854, wires were strung along the historic trail to extend service to Montgomery and Houston. The route soon became known as the "Telegraph Road." Although the wires eventually were removed, portions of the old Telegraph Road remained visible for many years. (1972)

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