Town of Washburn Historical

Town of Washburn Historical (HM1TLK)

Location: Claude, TX 79019 Armstrong County
Country: United States of America

N 35° 10.614', W 101° 34.41'

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Planned by R. E. Montgomery, son-in-law of Fort Worth & Denver City Railway Builder-President Gen. G. M. Dodge. Named for family friend. Promoted 1887, Washburn for a time was F.W. & D.C. Line's terminus. It had first newspaper on Plains— "Armstrong County Record". Also had general store, lumber yard, 2 hotels, 2 saloons. Became junction point, branch line connecting F.W. & D.C. with Santa Fe Railway at Panhandle.

Remaining as town dwindled: Judge Jas. Logue, donor cemetery site and founder Washburn State Bank, 1908; H. E. White, owner of store, lumber yard and elevators.
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HM NumberHM1TLK
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Year Placed1970
Placed ByState Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, August 9th, 2016 at 9:02pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 265643 N 3895694
Decimal Degrees35.17690000, -101.57350000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 10.614', W 101° 34.41'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 10' 36.84" N, 101° 34' 24.6" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)806
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Farm to Market Rd 2250 N, Claude TX 79019, US
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