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Washburn in Armstrong County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Town of Washburn

 
 
Town of Washburn Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 22, 2016
1. Town of Washburn Marker
Inscription.  Planned by R. E. Montgomery, son-in-law of Fort Worth & Denver City Railway Builder-President Gen. G. M. Dodge. Named for family friend. Promoted 1887, Washburn for a time was F.W. & D.C. Line's terminus. It had first newspaper on Plains— "Armstrong County Record". Also had general store, lumber yard, 2 hotels, 2 saloons. Became junction point, branch line connecting F.W. & D.C. with Santa Fe Railway at Panhandle.

Remaining as town dwindled: Judge Jas. Logue, donor cemetery site and founder Washburn State Bank, 1908; H. E. White, owner of store, lumber yard and elevators.
 
Erected 1970 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 5539.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Railroads & StreetcarsSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1887.
 
Location. 35° 10.614′ N, 101° 34.41′ W. Marker is in Washburn, Texas, in Armstrong County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 287 Frontage Road and Holhouser Street, on the right when traveling north on U.S. 287. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Claude TX 79019, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
Town of Washburn Marker looking north on Highway 287. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 22, 2016
2. Town of Washburn Marker looking north on Highway 287.
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markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Did You Know - Americans Killed During (approx. 3.2 miles away); Gerald Holtom (approx. 3.2 miles away); St. Francis Catholic Church Community (approx. 6.7 miles away); A Route 66 Legend (approx. 10.3 miles away); Thomas Cree Homesite (approx. 11.2 miles away); 33rd Anniversary National Convention (approx. 11.2 miles away); First Tree (approx. 11.2 miles away); Claude Cemetery (approx. 11.3 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Short history on Texas Escapes site. (Submitted on August 9, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Washburn, an incorporated community. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 22, 2016
3. Washburn, an incorporated community.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 9, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 9, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 438 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 9, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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