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Near Friona in Parmer County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Black Community

 
 
Black Community Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 3, 2012
1. Black Community Marker
Inscription. In 1898, the Santa Fe Railroad came through here and associated buildings were constructed in what would become the Black Community. Named for land speculator E.B. Black, the community was further settled beginning in 1908, when the Wright Land Company sold area property for the XIT Ranch. Parmer County soon established a school and by 1912, Black had a post office. Community life largely focused on Black's business and church. In 1950, the Black School consolidated with Friona; the school building was later used as a community center. Today, the community persists and remains closely tied to its past as a historic rural settlement.
 
Erected 2009 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 15970.)
 
Location. 34° 41.275′ N, 102° 36.195′ W. Marker is near Friona, Texas, in Parmer County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 60 and County Road 25, on the right when traveling west on U.S. 60. Click for map. Marker is in a pull out on the north side of the highway. Marker is in this post office area: Friona TX 79035, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Friona Women's Clubs (approx. 7.2 miles away); Friona
Black Community Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 3, 2012
2. Black Community Marker
(approx. 7.4 miles away); Friona Schools (approx. 7.5 miles away); Site of First Church in City of Friona (approx. 7.6 miles away); P.O.W. Camp Chapel (approx. 10.9 miles away); Prisoner of War Camp Chapel (approx. 12.8 miles away); Site of Parmerton (approx. 13.6 miles away).
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 222 times since then and 5 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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