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Taken 14-Oct-13
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Keywords:Mills County Texas Historical Marker Center City Community
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Dimensions4928 x 3264
Original file size10 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken14-Oct-13 09:16
Date modified14-Oct-13 09:16
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelNIKON D7000
Focal length58 mm
Focal length (35mm)87 mm
Max lens aperturef/4
Exposure1/250 at f/8
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Unknown
ISO speedISO 200
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
Center City Community

Center City Community

Center City
Mills County, Texas
31 28.178' N 98 24.700' W

Text: Settled in 1864 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.