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Near Archer City in Archer County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Extinct Town of Anarene

 
 
Extinct Town of Anarene Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Anderson, November 23, 2021
1. Extinct Town of Anarene Marker
Inscription.  Landowner Charles E. Graham (1872-1937) in 1908 granted the Wichita Falls and Southern Railroad a route across his property and platted a town at this site. Anarene was named for his wife Annie Lawrence Graham, daughter of pioneer cattleman J. Marion Keen. Graham built a hotel and obtained a post office, cattle pens, dipping vat and other facilities. The town schoolhouse was used for religious services. In 1921 oil was discovered nearby. A refinery was built in 1938. When oil production ceased and the trains stopped running in 1954, Anarene quickly declined.
 
Erected 1976 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1520.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1908.
 
Location. 33° 29.099′ N, 98° 39.997′ W. Marker is near Archer City, Texas, in Archer County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 79 and Falls County Road, on the right when traveling south on State Highway 79. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Archer City TX 76351, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow
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flies. Archer County (approx. 2.1 miles away); The Confluence of the Brazos, Trinity, and Red River Watersheds (approx. 6˝ miles away); Sheriff E. Harrison Ikard (approx. 8 miles away); Camp Cureton, C.S.A. (approx. 8 miles away); Archer County Discovery Well (approx. 8 miles away); A Jesse James Hideout (approx. 8 miles away); Archer County Jail (approx. 8.1 miles away); In Vicinity of French Trading Area (approx. 9.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Archer City.
 
Also see . . .  Anarene, TX - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on November 30, 2021, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas.) 
 
Extinct Town of Anarene Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Anderson, November 23, 2021
2. Extinct Town of Anarene Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 30, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 30, 2021, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas. This page has been viewed 330 times since then and 116 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 30, 2021, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas.

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