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CAMBRIDGE, TEXAS

Texas Ghost Town
Clay County, North Central Texas
Not Shown on Maps
3 Miles NE of Henrietta

Population: 0

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Cambridge Tx Cemetery
Cambridge Cemetery on private land
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2009
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History on a Pinhead

Once Clay County’s center of economic activity, Cambridge developed in the early 1870s. By 1875 a post office was granted and the following year the U.S. Army installed a telegraph office here. In July of 1882 the Fort Worth and Denver Railway chose Henrietta over Cambridge and the all-too-familiar story, citizens and businesses moved to the new county seat. Cambrige’s last chance came and went when the Missouri, Kansas and Texas (KATY) Railroad decided to cross the tracks of the FW&D at Henrietta. Only the cemetery remains to mark what was once a prosperous town with limitless horizons.

A Visit to Cambridge, Texas

Photographer's Note:
The Cambridge marker was mounted on the Clay County Courthouse wall. Tried to see the Cambridge Cemetery but it was on private property with a locked gate. - Barclay Gibson
Cambridge Tx Historical Marker
Cambridge Historical Marker
on Clay County Courthouse wall
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, April 2009
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Early County Seat
CAMBRIDGE

(Located 3.5 miles to the east)
Founded 1860, but abandoned to marauding Indians, 1863. Settlers returned in 1870 and installed a grist mill. Developers surveyed townsite in 1874; school, church, shops, and hotel were built. Post office was established and Fort Sill-Fort Richardson military telegraph line came through in 1876. First newspaper in county was founded there. Rapid growth halted when town was bypassed by Fort Worth and Denver Railroad in 1882. By then place was known as Henrietta -- the name retained when county seat was moved here. Cambridge Cemetery still exists (a mile north of historic townsite).
(1971)
Clay County Texas 1907 Postal map
1907 Clay County Postal map
Curtesy Texas General Land Office
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