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Near Sonora in Sutton County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Wentworth

About 200 Yards West is Site of Ghost Town

 
 
Wentworth Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, November 28, 2020
1. Wentworth Marker
Inscription.  Situated in 1880's at water well of A. J. Winkler, who platted townsite, gave title bond, and named place for Fort Terrett area rancher P. H. Wentworth. The residents occupied tents and picket homes. Principal building was two-story school, church, and hall of Dee Ora Lodge No. 715, A.F. & A.M. Town had a post office Aug. 1890 - Aug. 1891. Postmaster was Thomas Stevenson, uncle of a future Texas governor. Losing 1891 county seat election to Sonora, Wentworth citizens moved away.

Lodge hall, relocated late 1891 in Sonora, served as school and community building until 1938.
 
Erected 1972 by Texas State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 5752.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 30° 31.561′ N, 100° 40.436′ W. Marker is near Sonora, Texas, in Sutton County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 277 and Private Road 4405, on the right when traveling south on U.S. 277. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sonora TX 76950, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as
Wentworth Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, November 28, 2020
2. Wentworth Marker
the crow flies. Old Rock Schoolhouse (approx. 3.4 miles away); Old Mercantile Building (approx. 3.6 miles away); William Lee Miers (approx. 3.6 miles away); Albert R. Cauthorn (approx. 3.6 miles away); Felipe & Tomasa Lara Virgen (approx. 3.6 miles away); Leroy P. & Martha Ann Valliant (approx. 3.6 miles away); Joe Berger (approx. 3.6 miles away); Crawford Benton (Dutch) Wardlaw (approx. 3.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sonora.
 
Also see . . .  Wentworth, TX (Sutton County) - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on November 30, 2020, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 30, 2020, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 26 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 1, 2020, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.
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