Hicks & Cobb General Merchandise Store

Hicks & Cobb General Merchandise Store (HM1ZBB)

Location: Quanah, TX 79252 Hardeman County
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N 34° 11.235', W 99° 35.682'

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The townsite of Medicine Mound had long been a thriving village when brothers-in-law Lon L. Cobb and Ira Lee Hicks arrived in the area with their families in 1927 and opened a general merchandise store. The store sold such items as work clothes and clothing material, shoes, cotton sacks, groceries and horse feed. Regular customers warmed themselves by the fire in winter, indulging in conversation and checkers. In 1933 a fire all but destroyed the townsite, but Hicks and Cobb rebuilt that year with round granite cobblestones from Oklahoma. Lon L. Cobb died in 1942. Hicks carried on and the store was among the last businesses to serve area residents and migrant agricultural workers. Ira Lee Hicks died in 1966; the structure became a community gathering place and a Medicine Mound museum.
Year Placed1999
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
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Date Added Sunday, July 2nd, 2017 at 6:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 445201 N 3783078
Decimal Degrees34.18725000, -99.59470000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 11.235', W 99° 35.682'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 11' 14.1" N, 99° 35' 40.92" W
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Area Code(s)940
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Spur 91, Quanah TX 79252, US
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