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

Cambridge

Early County Seat

 

(Located 3.5 miles to the East)

 
Cambridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 21, 2016
1. Cambridge Marker
Inscription. Founded 1860, but abandoned to marauding Indians, 1863. Settlers returned in 1870 and installed a grist mill. Developers surveyed townsite in 1874; school, church, shops, and hotel were built. Post office was established and Fort Sill-Fort Richardson military telegraph line came through in 1876. First newspaper in county was founded there. Rapid growth halted when town was bypassed by Fort Worth and Denver Railroad in 1882. By then place was known as Henrietta -- the name retained when county seat was moved here. Cambridge Cemetery still exists (a mile north of historic townsite).
 
Erected 1971 by Clay County Historic Survey Committee. (Marker Number 1343.)
 
Location. 33° 48.965′ N, 98° 11.745′ W. Marker is in Henrietta, Texas, in Clay County. Marker is at the intersection of North Bridge Street and West Ikard Street, on the right when traveling south on North Bridge Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 214 North Main Street, Henrietta TX 76365, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Hereford Cattle in Texas (within shouting distance of this marker); Clay County (approx. 0.6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
Clay County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 21, 2016
2. Clay County Courthouse
 Texas State Historical Association article on Cambridge. (Submitted on September 21, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers
 
Clay County Courthouse Medallion near marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 21, 2016
3. Clay County Courthouse Medallion near marker.
Marker # 911
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 21, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 21, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 315 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 21, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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