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SH 1709 & 1938, Southlake, TX, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 32° 56' 15.63396", -97° 11' 13.451496"
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     Robert Emmett Wilson came with his family to this area during the 1880s and built a general store near this site. The name Jellico was chosen for the community when a post office was established in 1898. The town was named after a town in Tennessee from which some of the settlers had immigrated. By 1895, Jellico had a cotton gin, blacksmith shop, grist mil, syrup press, and school. The town began to decline when cotton prices fell in 1907. Wilson's General Store closed in 1912, and the school was consolidated into another district. (1985)

This page last updated: 7/15/2008

StoppingPoints.com Editorial on Jellico:
The marker is located at Sprouts Farmers Market, no longer called Jellico Corners Plaza in Southlake, Texas.

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Jellico Historical Marker Location Map, Southlake, Texas