Comanche County Historical

Comanche County Historical (HM1UT9)

Location: Comanche, TX 76442 Comanche County
Country: United States of America

N 31° 53.857', W 98° 36.847'

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First settled in 1854 by five families, the county, created and organized 1856, was named for Comanche Indians, Lords of Texas frontier, who were losing hunting grounds to settlers.

First county seat was Cora. Comanche has been county seat since July 18, 1859.

Indians harassed settlers, stealing cattle and horses, and keeping farmers out of fields. Food from neighboring Bell County kept people here from starvation in 1861. By 1879 a stage line crossed county; the Texas Central Railroad came through in 1880; Fort Worth & Rio Grande Railroad in 1890. An oil boom occurred in 1918-1920. Agriculture has long been major industry.
HM NumberHM1UT9
Series This marker is part of the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments series
Year Placed1966
Placed ByState of Texas
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 3rd, 2016 at 5:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 536489 N 3529152
Decimal Degrees31.89761667, -98.61411667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 53.857', W 98° 36.847'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 53' 51.42" N, 98° 36' 50.82" W
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Area Code(s)254, 325
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 967-999 TX-36, Comanche TX 76442, US
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