Town of Claude Historical

Town of Claude Historical (HM1TQF)

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

N 35° 6.575', W 101° 21.531'

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Founded when Fort Worth & Denver Railroad built into area (1887). Claude Ayers, engineer on first passenger train through here, suggested town be named for him — and citizens agreed.

Jerry Cavanaugh, first resident, gave land for town. Post office was granted in 1888, with E.H. Trice, postmaster. Claude won a close race for county seat, 1890. Tie-breaking vote was cast by famous rancher Chas. Goodnight.

Churches were established in 1890 and a school built in 1891. Noted Panhandle historian Laura V. Hamner was an early teacher. Town was incorporated in 1909.
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Year Placed1971
Placed ByState Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, August 13th, 2016 at 9:02pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 285017 N 3887741
Decimal Degrees35.10958333, -101.35885000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 6.575', W 101° 21.531'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 6' 34.5" N, 101° 21' 31.86" W
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Area Code(s)806
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 298 1st St, Claude TX 79019, US
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