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Clarendon Facts

-Population: 1,974 in 2000 census

-Date Established: Spring of 1878

-City Name Origin: Named after Carharts wife Clara, also argued to come from Clarendon, England, Known as "Saints' Roost" nicknamed by the people who settled it behind the leadership of a Methodist minister, L.H. Carhart

-Claim to Fame: originally a "sobriety settlement"

-Economic Drivers:

-H.S. Mascot: The Broncos

-Famous Companies/ People: Republican Congressman William Mac Thornberry, who represents the Texas Panhandle, Kenny King, Oklahoma Sooners running back who played for the Oakland Raiders

 

 

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