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Clarendon, Texas


Clarendon History 1922.  [Donley] county has five towns and cities on the railroad. They are: Clarendon, Hedley, Lelia Lake, Ashtola, Giles and Jerico.

The county has six banks, with a total deposit of more than three million dollars (November 15, 1920). The county has practically every industry that is necessary to the welfare of mankind and has a fine public school system. The school buildings and equipment in Clarendon alone are well worth over $600,000. Besides the only Junior College in the Panhandle is located here—Clarendon College, which has an equipment worth about $500,000. The church property in Clarendon is worth approximately $250,000, which shows that the people are church loving people.

Donley County has one of the best County Fairs in the entire Pan­handle -and takes premiums at all of the State Fairs. In 1920 the county won second prize at the State Fair of Texas in the County Exhibits.

The Famous J-A Ranch, which was founded in 1884 by Mr. John Adair, is partly in Donley County. This ranch has more than 600 sec­tions in it.

Clarendon has paved streets, White Way, which lights up the streets. good water system, etc. - History of Texas, 1922, by W. Barrett Travis.


Clarendon, TX 34° 56' 16.1844" N, 100° 53' 17.5164" W