The J. A. Baker Store

The J. A. Baker Store (HM1Z32)

Location: Lockney, TX 79241 Floyd County
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N 34° 7.408', W 101° 26.508'

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Opened 1894; one of the Texas South Plains' oldest mercantile houses still owned by founding family. James Artemas Baker (1859-1917), founder of this store and town of Lockney, was born near Dallas and lived in Hamilton from 1879 to July 1890, when he moved here. Acting postmaster in 1893, and serving by appointment 1894-1901, he freighted and, with help of his wife Alice, ran this store, selling hardware, sundries, dry goods, groceries. Town also relied on Baker's store safe for banking in the early days.

After frame building burned, this structure was erected 1914.
HM NumberHM1Z32
Year Placed1971
Placed ByState Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, June 21st, 2017 at 5:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 274806 N 3778538
Decimal Degrees34.12346667, -101.44180000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 7.408', W 101° 26.508'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 7' 24.48" N, 101° 26' 30.48" W
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Area Code(s)806
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near College St, Lockney TX 79241, US
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