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CHARLIE, TEXAS

Clay County, Central Texas North

34 5' 46" N, 98 18' 56" W (34.096111, -98.315556)

Farm Road 810
21 Miles NW of Henrietta
9 Miles NW of Petrolia
18 Miles NE of Wichita Falls
Population: estimate 90 (2010, 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 Landmarks


Photographer's Note
This is Charlie with not much left out. - Barclay Gibson, February 13, 2007
Charlie Texas closed school
Closed school
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, February 2007
Baptist Church Charlie Texas
Charlie Baptist Church
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, February 2007
Charlie Cemetery, Charlie Texas
Charlie Cemetery
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, February 2007
Old Coca-Cola box on porch, Charlie Texas
Coca-Cola on the porch
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, February 2007

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Charlie,, Texas Nearby Towns:
Henrietta the county seat
Wichita Falls
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