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Near Lometa in Lampasas County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Site of the Town of Senterfitt

 
 
Site of the Town of Senterfitt Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, June 14, 2021
1. Site of the Town of Senterfitt Marker
Inscription.  

The town was named for Reuben S. Senterfitt, the cattle king in this area in 1850s. The post office was established at an early stage stand in 1877. Mr. Senterfitt laid out the townsite and donated land for a cemetery and a school. The town served a large area of central Texas by producing many supplies such as wool, hides, cotton and pecans. Senterfitt had a population of 400 people before removal of the railroad around 1890.
 
Erected 1968 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4864.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRailroads & StreetcarsSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1877.
 
Location. 31° 11.895′ N, 98° 26.452′ W. Marker is near Lometa, Texas, in Lampasas County. Marker is at the intersection of Farm to Market Road 581 and County Highway 1436, on the right when traveling south on Highway 581. The marker is located just off the road at the intersection. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lometa TX 76853, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker
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, measured as the crow flies. Senterfitt Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away); Phantom Hill Road (approx. 1.6 miles away); C.S.A. Salts Works (approx. 2.6 miles away); Site of Lometa Reservoir (approx. 3 miles away); Lometa (approx. 3.1 miles away); Scholten Railroad (approx. 3.1 miles away); Veterans of Lampasas County (approx. 3.1 miles away); Operation Long Horn (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lometa.
 
Also see . . .  Senterfitt, TX.
The Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway began building tracks west of Lampasas and reached the western part of the county in 1885. The tracks bypassed Senterfitt by 2˝ miles. People began moving their houses and businesses, buildings and all, to the new town of Montvale, later called Lometa. The Senterfitt post office was discontinued in 1886, and by 1900 there was nothing left of the town but the school building, which later burned, and the cemetery, which still remains, identified by a historical marker. Source: The Handbook of Texas
(Submitted on June 17, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
Site of the Town of Senterfitt Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, June 14, 2021
2. Site of the Town of Senterfitt Marker
The view of the Site of the Town of Senterfitt Marker from the road image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, June 14, 2021
3. The view of the Site of the Town of Senterfitt Marker from the road
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 17, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 17, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 316 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 17, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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