Panhandle in Carson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Terminus of the Santa Fe Railroad
Plans changed, however, and the F.W.&D.C. took a route 16 mi. south, bypassing Panhandle. (Amarillo was soon founded on the F.W.&D.C.)
Even so, Panhandle became a major shipping center. During great ranching era and again in 1926 oil boom, it moved more freight than any other town on Santa Fe line except Chicago.
Erected 1968 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 3929.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Railroads & Streetcars • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1887.
Location. 35° 20.714′ N, 101° 22.004′ W. Marker is in Panhandle, Texas, in Carson County. Marker is on U.S. 60, 0.2 miles west of East 3rd Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Panhandle TX 79068, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking John A. Holmes (approx. 0.6 miles away); Panhandle Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); Texan Hotel (approx. 0.7 miles away); Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Depot (approx. 0.7 miles away); Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe Railroad Depot (approx. 0.7 miles away); Panhandle (approx. 0.7 miles away); Conway Community Church (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Square House (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Panhandle.
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