Near Perryton in Ochiltree County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
(Bordering this highway)
In 1919, the Santa Fe Railway founded a new town between Ochiltree and Gray, Okla., and induced people from both places to relocate by offering free lots. In 1919 steam engines and heavy equipment hauled the improvements from Ochiltree to the new site (8 mi. N), called Perryton, in honor of veteran county official George M. Perry.
Erected 1967 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3663.)
Location. 36° 16.854′ N, 100° 48.682′ W. Marker is near Perryton, Texas, in Ochiltree County. Marker is on State Highway 70 1.7 miles south of U.S. 83, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Perryton TX 79070, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ochiltree Cemetery (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sheriff James Sidney Talley (approx. half a mile away); Site of the Trading Post (approx. 6.7 miles away); Old Blasingame Home (approx. 7.6 miles away); Colonel William B. Ochiltree (approx. 7.9 miles away); George Morgan Perry (approx. 7.9 miles away); Plainview Hardware Company Building (approx. 8.1 miles away); Ochiltree County (approx. 9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Perryton.
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