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

Friona Women's Clubs

 
 
Friona Women's Clubs Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 3, 2012
1. Friona Women's Clubs Marker
Inscription. By 1898, Friona and several other area townsites had been laid out as switches on the Pecos Valley & Northern Texas Railroad. Settlers soon began arriving in Friona, which incorporated in 1906. Twenty Friona women organized a club in September 1909, meeting in various places for many years while raising money for a meeting house constructed here in 1941. The group, which became part of the Texas Federation of Women's Clubs in 1922, generated three other clubs. Each group performed a variety of services, including tree planting, medical aid and founding of the Friona Public Library. The clubhouse has served as a meeting place for the Women's Clubs, as well as for the larger community.
 
Erected 2005 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13217.)
 
Location. 34° 38.383′ N, 102° 42.943′ W. Marker is in Friona, Texas, in Parmer County. Marker is at the intersection of East 9th Street and North Pierce Avenue, on the right when traveling west on East 9th Street. Click for map. Marker is on the northeast corner. Marker is in this post office area: Friona TX 79035, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Friona (approx. 0.2 miles away); Friona Schools
Friona Women's Clubs Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 3, 2012
2. Friona Women's Clubs Marker
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Site of First Church in City of Friona (approx. 0.4 miles away); Site of Parmerton (approx. 6.4 miles away); Black Community (approx. 7.2 miles away); Bovina (approx. 12.8 miles away); Bovina Cemetery (approx. 12.8 miles away); Bovina United Methodist Church (approx. 13 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Friona.
 
Categories. Fraternal or Sororal Organizations
 
 
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