Details for Santa Fe Railroad Stationmaster's House (Atlas Number 5195004581)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5195004581

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Marker Number 4581
Atlas Number 5195004581
Marker Title Santa Fe Railroad Stationmaster's House
Index Entry Santa Fe Railroad Stationmaster's House
Address 30 S. Townsend
City Spearman
County Hansford
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 302371
UTM Northing 4008147
Subject Codes railroads; houses, residential buildings
Marker Year 1978
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text When Spearman was founded on a branch of the Santa Fe Railroad in 1920, this cottage was built for the stationmaster. As local agent for the railroad, he represented a business vital to the economy of this area. He supervised passenger and freight service, operation of the telegraph, and loading of the U.S. mail. In the 1920s, the station here was especially busy, handling supplies and equipment for oil and gas fields in the Panhandle. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, 1978.