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Dumas in Moore County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

City of Dumas

 
 
City of Dumas Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 15, 2015
1. City of Dumas Marker
Inscription.  In 1891, Louis Dumas and J. R. Wheat formed the Panhandle Townsite Company to develop and promote a community they named Dumas. A post office was established the same year, and in 1892 Dumas was elected the seat of Moore County government. A mercantile store opened in 1894, and the First State Bank was organized in 1908. The dry, arid land surrounding Dumas attracted few newcomers, and the population remained sparse until oil was discovered in 1927. The town's history is a good reflection of life in the Texas Panhandle.
Texas Sesquicentennial 1836-1986

 
Erected 1986 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 884.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1891.
 
Location. 35° 51.488′ N, 101° 58.378′ W. Marker is in Dumas, Texas, in Moore County. Marker is at the intersection of South Dumas Avenue (U.S. 287) and East 8th Street, on the right when traveling north on South Dumas Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this
Marker located on right in front of Moore County Courthouse. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 15, 2015
2. Marker located on right in front of Moore County Courthouse.
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postal address: 715 South Dumas Avenue, Dumas TX 79029, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Moore County Courthouse (here, next to this marker); Quanah Parker Trail (approx. 1.1 miles away); Geological Riches of Moore County (approx. 1.1 miles away); Site of Historic Drift Fence (approx. 1.1 miles away); Moore County (approx. 6.8 miles away); Route of the Old Tascosa-Dodge City Trail (approx. 6.8 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia article on the City of Dumas. (Submitted on September 20, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. Texas State Historical Association article on Dumas, TX. (Submitted on September 20, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
City of Dumas Visitors Center and Chamber of Commerce. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 15, 2015
3. City of Dumas Visitors Center and Chamber of Commerce.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 20, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 342 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 20, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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