Details for Morgan Jones (Atlas Number 5441012218)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5441012218

Data

Marker Number 12218
Atlas Number 5441012218
Marker Title Morgan Jones
Index Entry Jones, Morgan
Address
City Abilene
County Taylor
UTM Zone
UTM Easting
UTM Northing
Subject Codes railroad; Business topics, general
Marker Year 1998
Designations
Marker Location Abilene Municipal Cemetery, 10th & Cottonwood
Marker Size grave marker
Marker Text Welsh-born Morgan Jones arrived in the U.S. in 1866. As a contractor for numerous railroad lines, he became a railroad legend by laying tracks spanning more than 1,000 miles across Texas and the West. He was president of the Fort Worth and Denver City Railway Company by 1884, and in 1906 began to construct the Abilene and Northern Railway. In 1908 Jones moved to Abilene, continuing railroad expansion by completing the Abilene and Southern Railway. He made extensive investments throughout Texas and contributed to Abilene's growth until his death. (1998)