Early Settlers on Coldwater Creek

Early Settlers on Coldwater Creek (HM1RB8)

Location: Stratford, TX 79084 Sherman County
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 22.609', W 102° 6.957'

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(creek located 6 ½ miles south)

First area in Sherman County to be settled, and only live water for miles. First settler, buffalo hunter J.D. Rawlings, came 1870s. Later County Judge.
W.B. Slaughter acquired the Rawlings place about 1894. Later ran bank and store in Stratford.
John Lanners (arrived 1892) was a cowboy at Slaughter's ranch; acquired land and ran a mule-drawn supply line.
One of largest spreads was owned by Thomas Snyder (also arrived in 1892). Among other prominent early settlers were J.H. Williams, freighter, and Geo. Loomis, merchant.
HM NumberHM1RB8
Marker Number1353
Year Placed1971
Placed ByState Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, March 29th, 2016 at 9:02am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)13S E 758723 N 4029608
Decimal Degrees36.37681667, -102.11595000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 22.609', W 102° 6.957'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 22' 36.54" N, 102° 6' 57.42" 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 US-287, Stratford TX 79084, US
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