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CHARLIE, TEXAS

Clay County, North Central Texas
Farm Road 810
21 Miles NW of Henrietta
9 Miles NW of Petrolia
18 Miles NE of Wichita Falls

Population: estimate 90 (2000)

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Charlie Texas welcome sign
Charlie welcome sign
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, February 2007
History in a Pecan Shell

Henry T. Dunn opened a store south of the Red River in 1878. Originally called Big Wichita Valley, the name underwent a change when Dunn sold the store to Charlie Taylor. The name Taylor had been taken, so Charlie used his Christian name. It became a popular trading post for farmers, ranchers and some Indians from across the river.

A post office was granted in 1882 and by the mid-1920s the population was over 200. The post office closed during the Great Depression and the population moved away. From the 70s to the 90s, the estimated population was a mere 65 persons.
Charlie Texas closed school
Closed School
Baptist Church Charlie Texas
Charlie Baptist Church
Old Coca-Cola box on porch, Charlie Texas
Coca-Cola on the porch
Charlie Cemetery, Charlie Texas
Charlie Cemetery
Photos courtesy Barclay Gibson, February 2007
Photographer's Note
This is Charlie with not much left out. - Barclay Gibson, February 13, 2007
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