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Barnhart in Irion County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Barnhart

 
 
Barnhart Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Anderson, November 10, 2018
1. Barnhart Marker
Inscription.  Named for William F. Barnhart, an agent of the Kansas City, Mexico and Orient Railroad, this community was founded in 1910. During the 1920s and 1930s it was a major freighting center and considered by many the largest inland livestock shipping point. The Ozona-Barnhart Trap Co. set up cattle holding pens (traps) along the trails into town to protect area ranches. Barnhart declined with decreased rail traffic. It was once the site of a school, post office, newspaper, drugstore, theater, bank, four cafes, two hotels, three groceries, and a variety of other businesses.
 
Erected 1981 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 262.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Railroads & StreetcarsSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1910.
 
Location. 31° 7.751′ N, 101° 10.302′ W. Marker is in Barnhart, Texas, in Irion County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (State Highway 163) and Irion Street, on the right when traveling north on Main Street. Marker is located in the parking lot of
Barnhart Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Anderson, November 10, 2018
2. Barnhart Marker
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the Barnhart Volunteer Fire Department. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 248 Main Street, Barnhart TX 76930, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within walking distance of this marker. Barnhart Cowboy Church (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line).
 
Also see . . .  Barnhart, TX - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on November 11, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 15, 2018. It was originally submitted on November 11, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 84 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 11, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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Jun. 29, 2022