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Henrietta in Clay County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Clay County

 
 
Clay County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 21, 2016
1. Clay County Marker
Inscription.
Formed from Cooke County
Created December 24, 1857
Organized August 6, 1860
Disorganized in 1862
because of Indian raids
Reorganized August 4, 1873
Henrietta, headquarters for
buffalo hunters until 1878
The first Hereford cattle in Texas
were brought to Clay County 1875
from Beecher, Illinois by
William S. Ikard
Original county seat Cambridge
moved to Henrietta 1874

 
Erected 1936 by the State of Texas. (Marker Number 910.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments marker series.
 
Location. 33° 48.887′ N, 98° 11.134′ W. Marker is in Henrietta, Texas, in Clay County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 82 and State Highway 510 Spur, on the right when traveling east on U.S. 82. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Henrietta TX 76365, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cambridge (approx. 0.6 miles away); First Hereford Cattle in Texas (approx. 0.6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Texas State Historical Association article about Clay County.
1936 Pink Granite Centennial marker with US Highway 82 in background. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 21, 2016
2. 1936 Pink Granite Centennial marker with US Highway 82 in background.
(Submitted on August 10, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
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View from marker looking east on U.S. Highway 82. (East Omega Street) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 21, 2016
3. View from marker looking east on U.S. Highway 82. (East Omega Street)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 7, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 10, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 227 times since then and 65 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 10, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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