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Mobeetie in Wheeler County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Mobeetie Post Office

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, March 17, 2016
1. Mobeetie Post Office Marker
Inscription. Early mail service in Wheeler County was established at Fort Elliott. In 1879, a U.S. post office opened in the town of Mobeetie, previously known as Sweetwater. George A. Montgomery served as the first postmaster. In 1928, after the town moved one-mile north to this present site on the Santa Fe Railroad line, a new post office was built. Rural mail routes were expanded in the 1930s to serve the increasing numbers of farm families, but decreased in later years after drought and harsh conditions led to the abandonment of some farms.
 
Erected 1989 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3428.)
 
Location. 35° 32.17′ N, 100° 26.405′ W. Marker is in Mobeetie, Texas, in Wheeler County. Marker is on West First Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 214 West First Street, Mobeetie TX 79061, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mobeetie First Baptist Church (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mobeetie United Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mobeetie (approx. 1.3 miles away); Quanah Parker Trail
Mobeetie Post Office Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 17, 2016
2. Mobeetie Post Office Marker
(approx. 1.6 miles away); Site of Fort Elliott (approx. 1.6 miles away); Buffalo Soldiers at Fort Elliott (approx. 1.6 miles away); Captain G. W. Arrington (approx. 1.8 miles away); Frank Willis, Sr. (approx. 1.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Mobeetie.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Mobeetie Post Office image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 17, 2016
3. Mobeetie Post Office
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 136 times since then and 23 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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