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Clyde in Callahan County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Community of Clyde

 
 
Community of Clyde Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, February 8, 2015
1. Community of Clyde Marker
Inscription. Settlers began moving to this area when the Texas and Pacific Railroad completed its line in December 1880. Many located near the commissary of railroad crew foreman Robert Clyde, for whom the town is named. A post office was established in 1881. The schoolhouse was used for church meetings and local court proceedings. A sign on the water tower in 1920 proclaimed Clyde “The California of Texas” because of its fertile soil and shallow water table. On three separate occasions, in 1895, 1938 and 1950, destructive tornadoes have hit the community.
 
Erected 1980 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1006.)
 
Location. 32° 24.366′ N, 99° 29.643′ W. Marker is in Clyde, Texas, in Callahan County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of N. 1st Street and Oak Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is located between N. 1st Street and the railroad tracks near the N. 1st Street and Oak Street intersection. Marker is in this post office area: Clyde TX 79510, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Clyde First Methodist Church (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Prew House
Community of Clyde Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, February 8, 2015
2. Community of Clyde Marker
(approx. ľ mile away); Judge Walter Raleigh Ely (approx. 4.9 miles away); a different marker also named Judge Walter Raleigh Ely (approx. 5.3 miles away); First Baptist Church of Baird (approx. 5.7 miles away); First Callahan Jail (approx. 5.8 miles away); Camp Pecan C.S.A. / Texas Civil War Frontier Defense (approx. 5.9 miles away); Callahan County (approx. 5.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Clyde.
 
Also see . . .  Clyde, TX. From the Texas State Historical Associationís “Handbook of Texas Online”. (Submitted on February 8, 2015.) 
 
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Community of Clyde Marker<br>Near Railroad Tracks image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, February 8, 2015
3. Community of Clyde Marker
Near Railroad Tracks
Community of Clyde Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, February 8, 2015
4. Community of Clyde Marker
Marker located south of intersection of
N. 1st Street and Oak Street
BNSF Railway Tracks in Clyde image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, February 8, 2015
5. BNSF Railway Tracks in Clyde
View to west from marker location
Downtown Clyde image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, February 8, 2015
6. Downtown Clyde
View to northeast from marker location
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 8, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 209 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on February 8, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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