Tulia in Swisher County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Ozark Trails Association
The southern route of the Ozark Trail extended across the Texas panhandle through Collingsworth, Childress, Hall, Briscoe, Swisher, Castro and Parmer counties. In 1920, members from these Texas counties and two New Mexico counties met and voted to follow the lead of the national group in placing reinforced concrete signposts along the route in their counties. James E. Swepston of Tulia led this effort and was elected president of the national association at its 1920 annual meeting.
The concrete obelisk placed in Tulia (85 feet northwest) originally denoted the distance from Tulia to various towns on the trail. It retains its identity as a local landmark, and in 2000, the Texas Historical Commission designated the Ozark Trail marker as a State Archeological Landmark. The obelisk also is a reminder of the Ozark Trails Association (disbanded in 1924), one of many private
Erected 2001 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 12570.)
Location. 34° 32.217′ N, 101° 45.855′ W. Marker is in Tulia, Texas, in Swisher County. Marker is at the intersection of South Maxwell Avenue and East Broadway Avenue, on the right when traveling north on South Maxwell Avenue. Click for map. Marker is on the southeast corner. Marker is in this post office area: Tulia TX 79088, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Flynt Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Swisher County (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Swisher County (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); JA Ranch Cabin (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Methodist Church of Tulia (approx. 0.2 miles away); Tulia Depot (approx. 0.8 miles away); Rose Hill Cemetery (approx. 1.3 miles away); United Methodist Church of Kress (approx. 11.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Tulia.
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 94 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.