The Motley County Railroad

The Motley County Railroad (HM1Z6B)

Location: Matador, TX 79244 Motley County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 0.81', W 100° 48.793'

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Pioneer carrier for cattle and farm goods. Chartered June 20, 1913 by 92 people of Motley and nearby counties. One man is said to have invested $50,000. Matador Land & Cattle Company also provided bonus funds.
Original directors were J. C. Burleson, A. B. Echols, J. N. Gaines, T. E. Leckie, I. E. Martin, R. P. Moore, J. D. Morriss, J. E. Russell, and A. C. Traweek.
Trains used cattle sweepers, as 8-mile track ran through unfenced ranches. Line joined Quanah, Acme & Pacific tracks near Roaring Springs. The M.C.R.R. ceased to operate in 1936.
HM NumberHM1Z6B
Year Placed1970
Placed ByState Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, June 25th, 2017 at 9:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 332569 N 3765135
Decimal Degrees34.01350000, -100.81321667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 0.81', W 100° 48.793'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 0' 48.6" N, 100° 48' 47.58" W
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Area Code(s)806
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near US-62, Matador TX 79244, US
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