Clemville (HM29SC)

Location: Bay City, TX 77414 Matagorda County
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Country: United States of America
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N 28° 59.758', W 96° 8.333'

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Originally part of land granted to early colonist Henry Parker, this was a rural farming and ranching area until 1908 when F.J. Hardy discovered oil and formed the Hardy Oil Company. By 1911, F.J. Clemenger had settled in the community, then known as Hardy. After Clemenger purchased Hardy's holdings and further developed oil fields in the area, the community was renamed Clemville in his honor and a post office was established in 1911. Clemville became an oil boomtown, with schools, a church, residences, hotels, a general store and machinist shops. As the economy slowed in the 1930s, Clemville's population began to dwindle. By the end of the 20th century, little physical evidence remained of the once booming oil town.
HM NumberHM29SC
Year Placed2001
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, July 25th, 2018 at 1:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 778745 N 3210914
Decimal Degrees28.99596667, -96.13888333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 28° 59.758', W 96° 8.333'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds28° 59' 45.48" N, 96° 8' 19.98" W
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Area Code(s)979, 281
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Farm to Market Rd 1468, Bay City TX 77414, US
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