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Near Stratford in Sherman County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Early Settlers on Coldwater Creek

(creek located 6 ½ miles south)

 
 
Early Settlers on Coldwater Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 16, 2016
1. Early Settlers on Coldwater Creek Marker
Inscription.  First area in Sherman County to be settled, and only live water for miles. First settler, buffalo hunter J.D. Rawlings, came 1870s. Later County Judge.
W.B. Slaughter acquired the Rawlings place about 1894. Later ran bank and store in Stratford.
John Lanners (arrived 1892) was a cowboy at Slaughter's ranch; acquired land and ran a mule-drawn supply line.
One of largest spreads was owned by Thomas Snyder (also arrived in 1892). Among other prominent early settlers were J.H. Williams, freighter, and Geo. Loomis, merchant.
 
Erected 1971 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 1353.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1894.
 
Location. 36° 22.609′ N, 102° 6.957′ W. Marker is near Stratford, Texas, in Sherman County. Marker is on U.S. 287 3˝ miles north of U.S. 54, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Stratford TX 79084, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sherman County Courthouse
Early Settlers on Coldwater Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 16, 2016
2. Early Settlers on Coldwater Creek Marker
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(approx. 3.7 miles away); Removal of Archives From Coldwater to Stratford (approx. 3.7 miles away); Sidney Sherman (approx. 3.7 miles away); Sherman County (approx. 9 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 29, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 263 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 29, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.

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