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

Old Hurley

one-half mile west to townsite of

 
 
Old Hurley Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 29, 2014
1. Old Hurley Marker
Inscription. First town in Bailey County. Promoted in 1907 by land company of Stevens A. Coldren (d. 1924). He had a townsite surveyed and named it for Patrick J. Hurley (1883-1963), New Mexico political leader. Company built general store, hotel and livery stable. Wide plowed furrows indicated future streets. In August 1907 a post office was established.

Settlers came in and a church and school were begun.

In 1913, however, the railroad bypassed town. Efforts to start “New Hurley”—on the rail line—failed. After Muleshoe became county seat, 1918, Hurley expired.
 
Erected 1970 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 3752.)
 
Location. 34° 15.83′ N, 102° 43.399′ W. Marker is near Muleshoe, Texas, in Bailey County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 214 and County Route 1033, on the right when traveling south on State Highway 214. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Muleshoe TX 79347, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Muleshoe Ranch Cookhouse (approx. 2.2 miles away); The Founding of Bailey County (approx. 2.7 miles
Old Hurley Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 29, 2014
2. Old Hurley Marker
away); Bailey County (approx. 2.7 miles away); Bailey County Cemetery (approx. 2.9 miles away); XIT Ranch South Line (approx. 5.7 miles away).
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 355 times since then and 23 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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