Near Claude in Armstrong County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Roadside Park on Hamblen Drive
Hamblen and his wife Ada (1883 - 1955) ranched near Wayside after 1905. He worked unceasingly to get a passable road through Palo Duro. Elected county commissioner in 1928, he at last had a graded road built. By decision of the commissioners' court, road was dedicated in 1930 as Hamblen Drive. With its paving in 1954, a dream of a lifetime was realized.
Erected 1968 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 4284.)
Location. Marker has been confirmed missing. It was likely located near 34° 47.904′ N, 101° 26.167′ W. Marker was near Claude, Texas, in Armstrong County. Marker could be reached from Hamblen Drive (State Highway 207) 23.5 miles south of Claude, TX. Touch for map. Marker located in turnout/park off of Highway 207. Marker was at or near this postal address: 3418 Highway 207, Claude TX 79019, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 15 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. The Battle of Red River (here, The S.P. Hamblen Family (approx. 4.7 miles away); Dugout of W. M. Dye (approx. 10.4 miles away); The Vigo Park Methodist Church (approx. 10.7 miles away); The Battle of Palo Duro Canyon (approx. 14.6 miles away).
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