Ratcliff (HMHX8)

Location: Ratcliff, TX 75858 Houston County
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Country: United States of America
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N 31° 23.498', W 95° 8.385'

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About 1875, a 32 - wagon train of settlers came here from Georgia. Jesse H. Ratcliff (1844 - 1920) built sawmill about 1885, drawing more people. Post office opened 1889, with Ratcliff as postmaster, and town soon had several stores. Professional men included Drs. H.L. McCall and Jake Jackson.
Sold 1901 to Louisiana & Texas Lumber Co., then to Central Coal & Coke Co., sawmill became a vast complex. Running until 1917, when it closed. Turning to logging or other enterprises, the community survived, although many residents moved away. The Ratcliff schools consolidated (1955) with Kennard.
HM NumberHMHX8
Year Placed1972
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 6:00am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 296544 N 3474985
Decimal Degrees31.39163333, -95.13975000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 23.498', W 95° 8.385'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 23' 29.88" N, 95° 8' 23.10" W
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Area Code(s)936
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 230-276 County Rd 4710, Ratcliff TX 75858, US
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