Charles Goodnight

Charles Goodnight (HMXA7)

Location: Clarendon, TX 79226 Armstrong County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 2.02', W 101° 10.974'

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(1836 - 1929)

Texas Ranger, Indian fighter. At age 19, on way to California gold fields, saw ranching possibilities. Settled and started ranch in Palo Pinto county, 230 miles southeast of here.

In civil war, scout, guide and hunter for frontier regiment, Texas Cavalry, protecting settlers from Indian raids and Federal invasion.

With Oliver Loving, moved herds across arid west Texas and New Mexico lands dominated by Comanche Indians, establishing Goodnight-Loving trail northeast to U.S. forts

Founded old Goodnight College.
HM NumberHMXA7
Year Placed1964
Placed ByTexas State Historical Survey Committee
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Date Added Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 7:18am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 300871 N 3878954
Decimal Degrees35.03366667, -101.18290000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 2.02', W 101° 10.974'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 2' 1.20" N, 101° 10' 58.44" W
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Area Code(s)806
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2780 Co Rd 25, Clarendon TX 79226, US
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