Charlie, Texas

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Charlie, Texas
Unincorporated community
Charlie, Texas is located in Texas
Charlie, Texas
Charlie, Texas
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 northwest of Wichita Falls.

History[edit]

The town was originally 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. Between the 1970s and early 2000s, the town's population was estimated to be about 65.[2]

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.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Charlie (Clay County, Texas): Miscellaneous Information". Roadside Thoughts. Retrieved December 3, 2013. 
  2. ^ "CHARLIE, TX-The Handbook of Texas Online-Texas State Historical Society (TSHA)". Texas State Historical Society. Retrieved December 3, 2013. 
  3. ^ Climate Summary for Charlie, Texas