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Amarillo in Potter County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Route 66 in Amarillo

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, November 19, 2015
1. Route 66 in Amarillo Marker
Inscription. Commonly called the "Main Street of America" and also the "Mother Road," Route 66 became the first paved transcontinental highway in the U.S. spanning from Chicago to Los Angeles, the route in Texas crossed 7 panhandle counties over 177 miles. Route 66 was popular with automobile tourists. The road was important in the development of Sixth Street and the San Jacinto area in Amarillo, which was the only large urban city on the Texas route. In 1994 the area was listed in the National Register of Historic Places, and has become the focus of local preservation efforts.
 
Erected 1996 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4365.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the U.S. Route 66 marker series.
 
Location. 35° 12.691′ N, 101° 51.973′ W. Marker is in Amarillo, Texas, in Potter County. Marker is on SW Sixth Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is between Georgia and McMasters Street. Marker is in this post office area: Amarillo TX 79106, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Amarillo Natatorium ("The Nat") (within shouting distance of this marker); Northwest Texas Hospital School of Nursing
Route 66 in Amarillo Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 19, 2015
2. Route 66 in Amarillo Marker
(approx. ¼ mile away); Wild Horse Lake (approx. 1.2 miles away); St. Mary's Academy (approx. 1.2 miles away); Juan de Padilla (approx. 1.2 miles away); American Legion Hanson Post No. 54 (approx. 1.3 miles away); H. B. Sanborn House (approx. 1.4 miles away); Alice Victoria Ghormley Curtis House (approx. 1.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Amarillo.
 
Also see . . .  6th Street Historic District - Route 66. The U.S. Route 66-Sixth Street Historic District comprises 13 blocks of commercial development in the San Jacinto Heights Addition west of Amarillo’s central business district. (Submitted on December 19, 2015, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.) 
 
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Route 66 in Amarillo Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 19, 2015
3. Route 66 in Amarillo Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 178 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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