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Clay County Texas Historical Markers

 
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By Mark Hilton, July 21, 2016
Clay County Courthouse
Texas (Clay County), Henrietta — 1343 — CambridgeEarly County Seat — (Located 3.5 miles to the East)
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 . . . — Map (db m98010) HM
Texas (Clay County), Henrietta — 910 — Clay County
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 . . . — Map (db m96691) HM
Texas (Clay County), Henrietta — First Hereford Cattle in Texas
It was at or near this spot in the year of our Lord 1876 that the first registered Hereford cattle set their hooves in Texas and there- after revolutionized the beef cattle industry of the United States of America. This . . . — Map (db m98011) HM

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