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The Meridian Highway historically has been the major north-south named highway in Texas since the early 1910s. As originally conceived by the International Meridian Association in 1911, it stretched from Canada to Mexico, extending through the nation's mid-section and the expansive Great Plains region. Its path crossed approximately 800 miles of Texas, passing through Burkburnett, Wichita Falls, Fort Worth, Cleburne, Waco, Taylor, Georgetown, Austin, New Braunfels, San Antonio, Cotulla, and Laredo with a lateral leg from Waco to Galveston via Marlin, Bryan, Hempstead, and Houston. It roughly paralleled today's I-35W and SH 6/US 290.

Much like the more famous Route 66, the Meridian Highway features roadside elements such as auto repair garages, gas stations, diners, tourist courts, auto courts, motels, road markers, paving, traffic signs, and bridges.

The THC is using Flickr to provide access to the public to upload its own images or to conduct research on the Meridian Highway in Texas. This part of a two-year study to document the history of this nationally significant roadway -- learn more about the project here:

All submitted images may be freely used or adapted fro non-commercial purposes. Please acknowledge the appropriate source citation for the images.

If you are uploading images to this group, please be aware that your images may be used by anyone for non-commercial purposes. Please identify the location of your image and the date it was taken if known.

Please contact Leslie Wolfenden, the THC survey coordinator, if you have any questions about the collection:
Telephone: 512.463.3386
Mailing address: Texas Historical Commission, c/o Leslie Wolfenden, PO Box 12276, Austin, TX 78711-2276.

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  • This group will count toward the photo's limit (60 for Pro members, 30 for free members)
  • Accepted content types: Photos, Videos, Images, Art, Screenshots
  • Accepted safety levels: Safe
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