Charlie, Texas

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Charlie, Texas
Unincorporated community
Charlie is located in Texas
Charlie
Charlie
Charlie is located in the US
Charlie
Charlie
Coordinates: 34°5′46″N 98°18′56″W / 34.09611°N 98.31556°W / 34.09611; -98.31556Coordinates: 34°5′46″N 98°18′56″W / 34.09611°N 98.31556°W / 34.09611; -98.31556
Country United States
State Texas
County Clay
Elevation 288 ft (88 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 65
Time zone Central (CST)
ZIP 76377
Area code(s) 940
GNIS feature ID 1379535[1]

Charlie is a small unincorporated community in northern Clay County. The town is located on FM 810, about 21 miles north of Henrietta and is about 20 miles northeast of Wichita Falls.

History[edit]

The town was founded in 1878 as Big Wichita Valley. Henry T. Dunn built a small general store just south of the Red River and later sold the store to Charlie Taylor in the early 1880s. The town was later renamed after Taylor and a post office opened in 1882. By the mid-1920s, the town's population had surpassed 200. The town's population went down during the Great Depression and World War II, with the post office closing in the 1930s. The Charlie School, known as Charlie Common School District #36, consolidated with Petrolia schools in 1941.[2] Between the 1970s and early 2000s, the town's population was estimated to be about 65.[3]

Climate[edit]

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Charlie has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[4]

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