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Lockney in Floyd County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

John Ellison Burns

 
 
John Ellison Burns Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, June 7, 2017
1. John Ellison Burns Marker
Inscription.  Trained as a blacksmith by his father in Alabama, John Ellison Burns (1853-1940) brought his hand-forged tools to Texas in 1874. He settled in the new town of Lockney in 1900 and opened a blacksmith shop. As his business expanded he hired his three sons and ten craftsmen to service the freight wagons that hauled farm commodities to the railroad in Lockney. When the town developed into a rail center, the freighting business declined. However, Burns continued serving the community as a blacksmith, repairing farm machinery and implements.
 
Erected 1983 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2777.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRailroads & StreetcarsSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1874.
 
Location. 34° 7.462′ N, 101° 26.391′ W. Marker is in Lockney, Texas, in Floyd County. Marker is on East Locust Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 218 East Locust Street, Lockney TX 79241, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker
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, measured as the crow flies. The J. A. Baker Store (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Baptist Church of Lockney (approx. ¼ mile away); First Methodist Church of Lockney (approx. ¼ mile away); Della Plain (approx. 7.8 miles away); Trinity Lutheran Church (approx. 9.4 miles away); Bellview Community and School (approx. 10.1 miles away); Commercial Hotel (approx. 11.3 miles away); Dolphin Ward Floyd (approx. 11.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lockney.
 
John Ellison Burns Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, June 7, 2017
2. John Ellison Burns Marker
John Ellison Burns Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, June 7, 2017
3. John Ellison Burns Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 21, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 21, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 212 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 21, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.

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