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

Old Farwell

 
 
Old Farwell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 16, 2016
1. Old Farwell Marker
Inscription. Established 1886 about 1/2 mile northeast of this site. Intended to be county seat of Hansford County, created 1876, organized in 1889. Lost election to town of Hansford, which served till 1928 but is also now non-existent.

Named for early surveyor John V. Farwell and members of his family, Chicago department store executives who operated XIT Ranch in this and 9 other counties - their fee in payment for building of the Texas State Capitol, 1882-86.

Stones here are from the casing of a 200 foot well dug by hand to supply water to the town.
 
Erected 1965 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 3727.)
 
Location. 36° 14.969′ N, 101° 22.524′ W. Marker is near Gruver, Texas, in Hansford County. Marker is on Texas Route 15 2.1 miles east of Texas Route 136, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gruver TX 79040, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gruver Cemetery (approx. 1.4 miles away); Dodge City-Tascosa Trail (approx. 4.8 miles away); Site of Hansford County Courthouse (approx. 5.7 miles away); Hansford Cemetery
Old Farwell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 16, 2016
2. Old Farwell Marker
(approx. 5.7 miles away); Site of Cator Buffalo Camp (approx. 8.5 miles away); Site of Old Zulu Stockade (approx. 10.1 miles away); Lindberghs Land at Spearman (approx. 10.3 miles away); Santa Fe Railroad Stationmaster's House (approx. 10.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Gruver.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Old Farwell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 16, 2016
3. Old Farwell Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 120 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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