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Alanreed in Gray County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Eldridge Post Office

 
 
Eldridge Post Office Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen Lowrey, June 20, 2020
1. Eldridge Post Office Marker
Inscription.  

The first post office in Gray County, Eldridge was established on March 20, 1886. The locality was first called Elfin Grove, but the post office was never known by that name. The new facility spared area ranchers a 20-mile ride to Mobeetie to pick up mail. Eldridge Post Office moved in 1888 one mile north of its original site to a spot 1/2 mile west of this location. It stood near a blacksmith shop on McClellan Creek. About 1902 the post office moved several miles south to the railroad, where Eldridge became Alanreed.
 
Erected 1978 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1443.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 35° 17.162′ N, 100° 46.165′ W. Marker is in Alanreed, Texas, in Gray County. Marker is on FM 291, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Alanreed TX 79002, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 66 Super Service Station (approx. 5˝ miles away); Alanreed Cemetery (approx. 5.7 miles away);
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Indian Battlefield (approx. 7.8 miles away); Route 66 Timeline (approx. 8.1 miles away); "Main Street USA" (approx. 8.1 miles away); "The Beginning" (approx. 8.1 miles away); "Crossing Cattle County" (approx. 8.1 miles away); "East-West Connection" (approx. 8.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alanreed.
 
Eldridge Post Office Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen Lowrey, June 20, 2020
2. Eldridge Post Office Marker
Additional Eldridge Post Office signage image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen Lowrey, June 20, 2020
3. Additional Eldridge Post Office signage
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 21, 2020, by Allen Lowrey of Amarillo, Texas. This page has been viewed 149 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 21, 2020, by Allen Lowrey of Amarillo, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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