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Matador in Motley County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

The Motley County Railroad

 
 
The Motley County Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 7, 2017
1. The Motley County Railroad Marker
Inscription. Pioneer carrier for cattle and farm goods. Chartered June 20, 1913 by 92 people of Motley and nearby counties. One man is said to have invested $50,000. Matador Land & Cattle Company also provided bonus funds.

Original directors were J. C. Burleson, A. B. Echols, J. N. Gaines, T. E. Leckie, I. E. Martin, R. P. Moore, J. D. Morriss, J. E. Russell, and A. C. Traweek.

Trains used cattle sweepers, as 8-mile track ran through unfenced ranches. Line joined Quanah, Acme & Pacific tracks near Roaring Springs. The M.C.R.R. ceased to operate in 1936.
 
Erected 1970 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 5382.)
 
Location. 34° 0.81′ N, 100° 48.793′ W. Marker is in Matador, Texas, in Motley County. Marker is at the intersection of Dundee Avenue and Wood Street, on the right when traveling west on Dundee Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Matador TX 79244, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Quanah Parker Trail (approx. half a mile away); Motley County Jail (approx. half a mile away); Traweek House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Bob's Oil Well
The Motley County Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 7, 2017
2. The Motley County Railroad Marker
(approx. 0.9 miles away); Motley County (approx. 1.3 miles away); Matador Ranch (approx. 1.4 miles away); Whiteflat (approx. 7.8 miles away); Tee Pee City (approx. 9.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Matador.
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
The Motley County Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 7, 2017
3. The Motley County Railroad Marker
View west on Dundee Avenue.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 25, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 25, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 69 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 25, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.
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