Townsite of Wentz

Townsite of Wentz (HM2FK5)

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N 28° 27.602', W 98° 26.508'

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Five Miles Southeast to

Founded as market center for a 44,000-acre farm development. Thrived for 3 years, 1914-1916.

Wentz townsite was named for C.C. Wentz (1872-1957), agent of the Two Rivers Ranch Co. He promoted the townsite for the absentee Kansas landlords, and was also a well-known businessman in West Virginia before coming to Texas.

The town grew to have about 200 people by 1916. A limousine was hired to meet each train at Three Rivers and bring the mail to Wentz. A severe drouth in 1917, though, forced most citizens to move. The post office closed, 1921; the two schools in 1948.
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HM NumberHM2FK5
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Year Placed1969
Placed ByTexas State Historical Survey Committee
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Date Added Saturday, April 13th, 2019 at 5:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 554649 N 3148291
Decimal Degrees28.46003333, -98.44180000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 28° 27.602', W 98° 26.508'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds28° 27' 36.12" N, 98° 26' 30.48" W
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