William Jernigan and Josiah Jackson opened the first business at what would become 1213 Washington St. in 1872. William and his wife Sarah Newman Jernigan had moved to Hunt County from Arkansas in 1856. The opening of a bridge over the South Sulphur…

The downtown drug store was a staple of mid-twentieth century life in downtowns across Texas. Commerce had a wealth of these gathering places, including Oliver Bros, Ward’s, Wheeler’s, Cranford’s, and the Corner Drug Store. Local pharmacists…