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Close City, Texas

Close City, once called Ragtown, is located on Ranch Road 399 two miles north of U.S. Highway 380 and eleven miles west of Post in western Garza County.

Old Close City School.  Built 1908 as a commissary school in colony of C. W. Post, cereal magnate. Named for his son-in-law, E. B. Close. In 1910, moved to this site. Became a common school district, 1916; independent district, 1918. First story was built 1919; second, 1921. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, 1968.  Historical Marker text, 1968.

Marker location:  Close City Community Center, from Post, take US 380 about 5 miles W to FM 399 N, and follow FM 399 about 1 mile North.  Marker missing, Sept 2009.

Close City History from the Handbook of Texas Online.

 

Location

Close City, TX 33° 12' 43.2756" N, 101° 29' 12.2352" W