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Yoakum in Lavaca County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Yoakum

 
 
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By Joe Lenihan, October 20, 2018
1. Yoakum Marker
Inscription.  Located on DeWitt-Lavaca County line on land granted by Mexico in 1835 to settler John May. Cattle gathering area for Chisholm Trail. With coming of San Antonio & Aransas Pass Railroad in 1887, became transportation center. Named for rail official B.F. Yoakum. Incorporated in 1889. Industries: beef, leather, canning plant.
 
Erected 1971 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 5926.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 29° 17.952′ N, 97° 9.457′ W. Marker is in Yoakum, Texas, in Lavaca County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 77 Alt and Ellen May Road, on the right when traveling north on U.S. 77 Alt. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Yoakum TX 77995, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Chisholm Trail Memorial Park (a few steps from this marker); The Trail Drivers of Southwest Texas (a few steps from this marker); Yoakum National Bank (approx. 0.7 miles away); Municipal Power Plant
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By Joe Lenihan, October 20, 2018
2. Yoakum Marker
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(approx. one mile away); Asberry School (approx. 1˝ miles away); First Methodist Church of Yoakum (approx. 1.6 miles away); St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery (approx. 1.7 miles away); von Hugo - von Clausewitz Family Cemetery (approx. 4.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Yoakum.
 
Also see . . .
1. Welcome to Yoakum, Texas. (Submitted on October 26, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Yoakum, Texas on Wikipedia. (Submitted on October 26, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Yoakum Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joe Lenihan, October 20, 2018
3. Yoakum Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 25, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 26, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 106 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 26, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.

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