Details for Center City Community

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5333000783


Marker Number 783
Atlas Number 5333000783
Marker Title Center City Community
Index Entry Center City Community
Address US 84
City Star
County Mills
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 555874
UTM Northing 3481805
Subject Codes communities; land development
Marker Year 1977
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark No
Marker Location Center City community, S side US 84 100 feet W of CR 332
Private Property No
Marker Condition In Situ
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text Settled in 1854 by the families of William Jenkins and David Morris (1811-89), this community was called "Hughes Store" after W.C. Hughes and his wife opened a store here in the 1870s. They platted a townsite in 1876, hoping to attract the railroad and to become county seat. An ancient live oak (100 yds. S), by tradition once considered the center of Texas, was site of temporary court and school sessions and religious services. Renamed "Center City", this thriving town boasted several stores and businesses until the railroad bypassed it in 1885. The post office remained until 1920. (1977)

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