Coldwater, Sherman County, Texas facts for kids
The town was founded on a ranch owned by William B. Slaughter, a son of C.C. Slaughter. According to the Handbook of Texas Online, "By 1891 a hotel, a courthouse, a jail, and a mercantile store had been erected." Two years later, in 1893, a newspaper called the Sherman County Banner was started by Charles Randolph and George Loomis.
The post office closed down in 1907. A brickhouse on the ranch was still used as a church until 1940.
Coldwater is now the location of the Coldwater gas field.
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