Littlefield in Lamb County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Replica of XIT's Giant Windmill
Yellowhouse Division of 3,050,000-acre XIT Ranch built (1887) a 132-foot windmill southwest of here. Set in a canyon, it had to be tall to catch breezes and pump water. It was known as the World's Tallest Windmill until it was toppled by winds in 1926. This replica was erected May 27, 1969.
Erected 1970 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 4248.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Man-Made Features. A significant historical date for this entry is May 27, 1969.
Location. 33° 55.509′ N, 102° 19.75′ W. Marker is in Littlefield, Texas, in Lamb County. Marker is at the intersection of XIT Drive and Delano Avenue, on the right when traveling east on XIT Drive. The marker stands in front of the replica. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Littlefield TX 79339, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. In Memory of George W. Littlefield (approx. 0.4 miles away); Town of Amherst (approx. 7.7 miles away); Comanchero Trail (approx. 8.7 miles away); One of the Trails of Col. Ranald S. MacKenzie Rocky Ford Crossing and Community (approx. 10.7 miles away); Sod House Spring (approx. 13.1 miles away); Old Watering Trough (approx. 14.9 miles away); Quanah Parker Trail (approx. 14.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Littlefield.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 17, 2018, by QuesterMark of Fort Worth, Texas. This page has been viewed 289 times since then and 61 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 17, 2018, by QuesterMark of Fort Worth, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.