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Near Lamesa in Dawson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Dawson County

 
 
Dawson County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, November 11, 2017
1. Dawson County Marker
Inscription.  
Created February 1, 1858
Recreated August 21, 1876
from Bexar Territory
Organized February 13, 1905

Named in honor of

Nicholas Mosby Dawson
1808-1842
Who fought at the Battle of
San Jacinto and fell at
Dawson's Massacre

Lamesa, County Seat

 
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 1183.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments series list. A significant historical date for this entry is February 1, 1858.
 
Location. 32° 42.095′ N, 101° 54.961′ W. Marker is near Lamesa, Texas, in Dawson County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 87 and U.S. 180, on the right when traveling north on U.S. 87. Marker is a roadside pull-out. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lamesa TX 79331, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lamesa Farm Workers Community (approx. 1.1 miles away); Pioneer Cemetery
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(approx. 2.8 miles away); Site of Chicago (approx. 4.4 miles away).
 
Dawson County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, November 11, 2017
2. Dawson County Marker
Dawson County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, November 11, 2017
3. Dawson County Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 17, 2017. It was originally submitted on November 17, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 297 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 17, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.

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