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

Florey Park

 
 
Florey Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 25, 2012
1. Florey Park Marker
Inscription. Named for old town of Florey, established as a post office 7 miles to the northeast in 1909, prior to the organization of Andrews County, June 1910.

In heart of the Means Oil Field, opened 1930, this park is at site of a 1934-1958 camp of Humble Oil and Refining Company. In the 24 years of the camp's history, its many residents developed an oasis here. The recreation area, with its lush grass and tall trees, attracted visitors from all parts of the county.

On September 22, 1958, Humble Company donated the land to be used as a county park.
 
Erected 1965 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 1923.)
 
Location. 32° 27.267′ N, 102° 34.245′ W. Marker is near Andrews, Texas, in Andrews County. Marker can be reached from County Park Road 1.3 miles east of U.S. 385, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in Old Florey Park, by the rest rooms. Marker is in this post office area: Andrews TX 79714, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Shafter Lake Townsite (approx. 7.6 miles away); Means Methodist Church (approx. 9.3 miles away); Two Billionth Barrel
Florey Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 25, 2012
2. Florey Park Marker
(approx. 9.4 miles away); Billionth Barrel (approx. 9.4 miles away); Early Settlers (approx. 9.5 miles away); Original Townsite of Andrews (approx. 9.5 miles away); Dorsie M. Pinnell (approx. 9.7 miles away); Andrews County Discovery Well (approx. 9.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Andrews.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 737 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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