Jacksonville News and History
The discussion of a relief route around Jacksonville has resurfaced once again. In 2005 there was a study on a proposed relief route. Below is an copy of the questions proposed by Concerned Citizens and answers prepared by the Jacksonville City Council. This info has been resurrected from the recycle bin. (see below.)
With the Tomato Bowl improvements on Highway 79 E, it seems the plans should extend the Loop 456 Northward from where the loop terminates at Highway 79 up to North of Love's Lookout rest area.
The 2005 plans for for Western Loop from Lookout Area to South 69 were to bring heavy traffic by West side of Jacksonville City Cemetery which would be a huge noise factor for grave side rites.
There should be another meeting scheduled to discuss this later this summer.
69 Relief Route - Next Scheduled Meeting, May 29th.
So far no public announcement has been made. Is
someone trying an end run? Bad timing due to the Memorial Day
69 Relief Route (Meeting Rescheduled)
Once again talk of a 69 Relief Route appears on the scene again. The intention of the relief route is to improve traffic flow through the city of Jacksonville.
The idea of a relief route around Jacksonville first publicly appeared in 2006.
Citizens in Cherokee County who own property around the perimeter of Jacksonville need to take heed and attend the public meeting to be held Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. TXDOT states the US 69 project study area is located in northern Cherokee County and begins approximately 5 miles north of Jacksonville, near Love’s Lookout and extends south to Craft.
Feb. 22, 2018
Many a young lad/lassie began their educational experience in Mrs. Dixon's kindergarted. The kindergarted was located in the old frame Presbyterian parsonage at the corner of the two alleys separating The Newton house from the First Presbyterian Church and the First Presbyterian Church from the Methodist Church.
Below is a picture of the kindergarten class of 1948-1949.
Click on the image to enlarge. If you can help name any of the members of the class please use the contact form found here.
Alice Theater - located on Elberta St.(now known as Martin Luther King).
Capri - 108 E. Rusk Street, Found in 1966 City Directory
For those who would enjoy a stroll down memory lane, check out the facebook referenced above.
Currently there is an ongoing discussion regarding the first public water
supply in J'ville. The water supply was established in 1915 when M.
L. Earle was the mayor. Other councilmen included J. M.
Pressler, W. L. Dublin, M. P.Alexander, T. E. Gillespie, C. R. Nunally,
O. L. Alexander. At this point trail of ownership is incomplete.
Small booklet from a class reunion. No date given.
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