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SEDWICK, TEXAS

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Shackelford County | Texas Panhandle

Highway 6 and FM 2312
9 Miles SE of Albany
5 Miles NW of Moran
NW of Abilene
Population: Unknown

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Sedwick Texas town sign
Entering Sedwick
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, February 2007
History in a Pecan Shell

It was originally known as Vesta when it was founded about 1875. The name was changed to honor local landowner John Francis Sedwick when the community became a station on the Texas Central Railroad.

A cotton gin was built about 1900, and a post office was established in 1905 with Maude S. Randolph as postmistress. Sedwick grew suddenly when oil was discovered nearby in 1921, although by 1940 the population was only fifty, where it remained for about twenty years before declining. The post office closed in the mid-1930s. The community was still listed in the 2000 detailed county map.

Sedwick, TX, Shackleford County post office info
Sedwick, TX, Shackleford County 1908 Postmark
Postcard canceled with Sedwick, TX 1908 postmark
Courtesy The John J. Germann Collection
TX Shackelford County 1907 Postal Map
Shackelford County 1907 postal map showing Sedwick
SE of Albany & Fort Griffin
W of Breckenridge

From Texas state map #2090

Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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Sedwick, Texas Nearby Towns:
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