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Brownfield in Terry County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

City of Brownfield

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, April 28, 2014
1. City of Brownfield Marker
Inscription. County seat of Terry County, founded in 1903 by developers W.G. Hardin and A.F. Small.

Named for Brownfield family, prominent property owners and ranchers in the area.

Measuring with only 100 feet of wire, Hardin and Small laid out a town on this site (then a pasture) and offered a lot to each voter in county. Streets (named for first settlers) were designated and a general store, hotel, and school were built.

In 1904 the town vied with Gomez for county seat, winning by slim margin. Present economy is based on farming and oil.
 
Erected 1971 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 881.)
 
Location. 33° 10.738′ N, 102° 16.866′ W. Marker is in Brownfield, Texas, in Terry County. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street (U.S. 82/380) and South 6th Street, on the right when traveling east on West Main Street. Click for map. Marker is on the southeast corner. Marker is in this post office area: Brownfield TX 79316, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Colonel B. F. Terry / Terry's Texas Rangers (within shouting distance of this marker); Brownfield Municipal Power Plant (about
City of Brownfield Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 28, 2014
2. City of Brownfield Marker
600 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Baptist Church of Brownfield (approx. mile away); A.M. Brownfield Home (approx. 0.7 miles away); Terry County's First Jail (approx. mile away); Maids and Matrons Club (approx. mile away); Brownfield Cemetery (approx. 0.8 miles away); Site of Joe T. and Laura Hamilton Home (approx. 1.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Brownfield.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
West Main Street, Brownfield, Texas image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 28, 2014
3. West Main Street, Brownfield, Texas
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 223 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. 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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