Early 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 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).
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|Placed By||Clay County Historic Survey Committee|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, September 21st, 2016 at 1:02pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||14S E 574431 N 3742054|
|Decimal Degrees||33.81608333, -98.19575000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 33° 48.965', W 98° 11.745'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||33° 48' 57.9" N, 98° 11' 44.7" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling South|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 101-199 FM 1197, Henrietta TX 76365, US|
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