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Lockney in Floyd County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

The J. A. Baker Store

 
 
The J. A. Baker Store Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 7, 2017
1. The J. A. Baker Store Marker
Inscription. Opened 1894; one of the Texas South Plains' oldest mercantile houses still owned by founding family. James Artemas Baker (1859-1917), founder of this store and town of Lockney, was born near Dallas and lived in Hamilton from 1879 to July 1890, when he moved here. Acting postmaster in 1893, and serving by appointment 1894-1901, he freighted and, with help of his wife Alice, ran this store, selling hardware, sundries, dry goods, groceries. Town also relied on Baker's store safe for banking in the early days.
After frame building burned, this structure was erected 1914.
 
Erected 1971 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 5361.)
 
Location. 34° 7.408′ N, 101° 26.508′ W. Marker is in Lockney, Texas, in Floyd County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and College Street, on the right when traveling south on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 Main Street, Lockney TX 79241, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Methodist Church of Lockney (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); John Ellison Burns (about 700 feet away); First Baptist Church of Lockney
The J. A. Baker Store Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 7, 2017
2. The J. A. Baker Store Marker
(about 800 feet away); Della Plain (approx. 7.8 miles away); Bellview Community and School (approx. 10 miles away); Commercial Hotel (approx. 11.3 miles away); Dolphin Ward Floyd (approx. 11.4 miles away); Organization of Floyd County (approx. 11.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lockney.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers
 
The J. A. Baker Store image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 7, 2017
3. The J. A. Baker Store
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 21, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 21, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 61 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 21, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.
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