Canadian in Hemphill County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Former Site of Hogtown
Forerunner of town of Canadian. Sprang up, 1886, as a tent city for railroad gang working on Southern Kansas line. Named for poor appearance - like a hogpen. After landowner Sam Polland and railroad disputed price for land, line moved across river, taking populace with it.
Erected 1969 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 1951.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 35° 55.341′ N, 100° 18.848′ W. Marker is in Canadian, Texas, in Hemphill County. Marker is at the intersection of FM 2266 (U.S. 60) and U.S. 60, on the left when traveling east on FM 2266. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: FM 2266, Canadian TX 79014, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Anvil Park Ranch (here, next to this marker); Gene Howe Wildlife Management Area (approx. 1.4 miles away); Tom T. McGee (approx. 3.3 miles away); Edith Ford Memorial Cemetery (approx. 3.3 miles away); Canadian River Wagon BridgeQuanah Parker Trail (approx. 3˝ miles away); Canadian River Trails (approx. 3˝ miles away); Hemphill County (approx. 3˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Canadian.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 5, 2016. This page has been viewed 263 times since then. Last updated on July 26, 2020, by Allen Lowrey of Amarillo, Texas. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 26, 2020, by Allen Lowrey of Amarillo, Texas. 3. submitted on April 5, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.