Smith, Henry Clay (1836-1912) - Crosbyton, Crosby County, Texas
Address: US 82 & Fm 651
Directions: Pioneer Memorial Museum, Intersection of FM 651, and US 82, Crosbyton
Marker #: 5107002477
Year Dedicated: 1965
Size, type: 18" x 28" Subject
Last reported condition: Refinish
Smith, Henry Clay (1836-1912) - First to set up a post office and to farm in Crosby County; first to break land and drill a water well on High Plains. At start of Civil War, he was miner at Pinos Altos, New Mexico and joined in moves to take gold and silver mines for South. But Indian raids closed mines. When the Confederate Army withdrew from Arizona and Mexico in 1861, Smith along with others joined the South's cause. Served four years in Texas and spent rest of his life here. Replica of old rock house he built near here in 1877 is now shown in museum at Crosbyton. 1965
Decimal degrees:  N 33.658862   W -101.238523
Degrees, minutes: N 33 39.532   W 0101 14.311
UTM: Zone 14, Easting 292434, Northing 3726580
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