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Mobeetie in Wheeler County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Mobeetie Post Office

 
 
Mobeetie Post Office Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, March 17, 2016
1. Mobeetie Post Office Marker
Inscription.  Early mail service in Wheeler County was established at Fort Elliott. In 1879, a U.S. post office opened in the town of Mobeetie, previously known as Sweetwater. George A. Montgomery served as the first postmaster. In 1928, after the town moved one-mile north to this present site on the Santa Fe Railroad line, a new post office was built. Rural mail routes were expanded in the 1930s to serve the increasing numbers of farm families, but decreased in later years after drought and harsh conditions led to the abandonment of some farms.
 
Erected 1989 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3428.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Postal Mail and Philately series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1879.
 
Location. 35° 32.17′ N, 100° 26.405′ W. Marker is in Mobeetie, Texas, in Wheeler County. Marker is on West First Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 214 West First Street, Mobeetie TX 79061, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this
Mobeetie Post Office Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, March 17, 2016
2. Mobeetie Post Office Marker
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marker, measured as the crow flies. Mobeetie First Baptist Church (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mobeetie United Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mobeetie (approx. 1.3 miles away); Quanah Parker Trail (approx. 1.6 miles away); Site of Fort Elliott (approx. 1.6 miles away); Buffalo Soldiers at Fort Elliott (approx. 1.6 miles away); Captain G. W. Arrington (approx. 1.8 miles away); Frank Willis, Sr. (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mobeetie.
 
Mobeetie Post Office image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, March 17, 2016
3. Mobeetie Post Office
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 9, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 283 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 9, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.

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