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Near Houston in Harris County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Barker Post Office

 
 
Barker Post Office Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, October 21, 2020
1. Barker Post Office Marker
Inscription.  

The settlement that became Barker developed on the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad in the late 1890s. G.T. Miller applied for a post office in 1898. It occupied a corner of his store, which also was used as a saloon. The structure was damaged in the 1900 storm and postmaster Miller moved it to the east side of the Barker-Clodine road and rebuilt it. He remained postmaster until 1911. Moved to a new location on the Katy Freeway (Interstate Highway 10) in 1967, it was designated a third-class post office in 1969 and a second-class office in 1977. In 1978 the Postal Service considered closing it but residents rallied and saved it. Designated first class in 1981, the post office moved to Baker Road in 1984.
 
Erected 2001 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 12467.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 29° 46.963′ N, 95° 42.096′ W. Marker is near Houston, Texas, in Harris County. Marker is on Baker Street
Barker Post Office and Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, November 3, 2020
2. Barker Post Office and Marker
0.2 miles south of Interstate 10 Frontage Road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 211 Baker Road, Barker TX 77413, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Former Site of the Marks LH7 Ranch (approx. 1.1 miles away); LH7 Ranch (approx. 1.1 miles away); Bear Creek Methodist Church and Cemetery (approx. 4 miles away); Gray Lodge No. 329, A.F.& A.M. (approx. 4˝ miles away); First Baptist Church of Katy (approx. 7.1 miles away); First United Methodist Church of Katy (approx. 7.2 miles away); Humble Mess Hall (approx. 7˝ miles away); Katy Heritage Park (approx. 7˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Houston.
 
Also see . . .  Barker, Texas. TSHA Texas State Historical Association (Submitted on November 3, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 3, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 51 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 3, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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