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Pampa in Gray County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Pampa

 
 
Pampa Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 2, 2012
1. Pampa Marker
Inscription. In 1888 a telegraph station on the Southern Kansas Railroad developed here, and was named Glasgow. Renamed Sutton a year later, a post office was established in 1892 and the town was named Pampa by George Tyng (d. 1906), manager of the White Deer Land Company. Surveyor A. H. Doucette (1884-1964) laid out the town in 1902. The first school opened in 1903 and the first church was organized in 1906. J. N. Duncan (1858-1941) became Pampa's first mayor in 1912. Following a 1920s oil boom, the county seat was moved here from Lefors in 1928.
Texas Sesquicentennial 1836-1986

 
Erected 1986 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3922.)
 
Location. 35° 32.119′ N, 100° 57.774′ W. Marker is in Pampa, Texas, in Gray County. Marker is at the intersection of West Foster Avenue and North Russell Street, on the right when traveling west on West Foster Avenue. Click for map. Marker is on the south lawn of City Hall. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 West Foster Avenue, Pampa TX 79065, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pampa City Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Combs-Worley Building
Pampa Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 2, 2012
2. Pampa Marker
(about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); First National Bank in Pampa (about 500 feet away); Gray County Courthouse (about 500 feet away); White Deer Land Building (about 500 feet away); Vittorio Emanuel von Brunow, M. D. (about 500 feet away); Quanah Parker Trail (about 700 feet away); Peter W. Gray (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Pampa.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 317 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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