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Dalhart in Dallam County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Dallam County

 
 
Dallam County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 22, 2015
1. Dallam County Marker
Inscription.  
Dallam County
Created 1876. Organized 1891.
Named for James W. Dallam who was
born in Baltimore Sept. 24, 1818.
Educated at Brown University.
Came to Texas 1839. Author of
Dallam’s Digest of the Decisions of
the Supreme Court of the Republic of Texas.
Died Aug. 20, 1847

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1876.
 
Location. 36° 3.691′ N, 102° 31.366′ W. Marker is in Dalhart, Texas, in Dallam County. Marker can be reached from East 5th Street west of Denver Avenue (U.S. 54), on the right when traveling west. Marker is located at the southwest corner of the Dallam County Courthouse building, facing west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 East 5th Street, Dalhart TX 79022, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Texas Sesquicentennial (a few steps from this marker); Dallam County Courthouse (a few steps from this marker); James R. Fox, Jr. (within shouting distance of this marker); Dalhart High School Boys World War II Memorial
Dallam County Marker (<i>wide view; southwest corner of Dallam County Courthouse</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 22, 2015
2. Dallam County Marker (wide view; southwest corner of Dallam County Courthouse)
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(within shouting distance of this marker); 305th Airdrome Squadron Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); St. James Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Dalhart Army Air Field (approx. ¼ mile away); Mrs. Cordia Sloan Duke (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dalhart.
 
More about this marker. Marker is the west-facing side of the Dallam County Courthouse cornerstone.
 
Also see . . .
1. Dallam County History. Dallam County, named for James W. Dallam, Republic of Texas lawyer and newspaper editor, originated from the Bexar District in 1876. However, no exploitation of the area actually occurred until about six years later. On January 10, 1882, the Capitol Freehold Land and Investment Company received approximately two-thirds of the county as part of its famous XIT Ranch holdings. Between 1882 and 1887 only XIT cowboys and a few other settlers occupied the county. (Submitted on January 6, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. James Wilmer Dallam. In 1844 Dallam went to Washington, D.C., to compile A Digest of the Laws of Texas: Containing a Full and Complete Compilation of the Land Laws; Together with the Opinions of the Supreme Court. "Dallam's Digest", as the work is familiarly known, has
Dallam County Courthouse (<i>southwest corner; marker at corner; facing west</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 22, 2015
3. Dallam County Courthouse (southwest corner; marker at corner; facing west)
been called the "lawyer's Bible" and has gone through several printings. Because modern Texas jurisprudence is based on the laws in effect in the republic, the "Digest" has retained its importance. (Submitted on January 6, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Dallam County Courthouse Cornerstone (<i>adjacent to marker; facing south</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 22, 2015
4. Dallam County Courthouse Cornerstone (adjacent to marker; facing south)
A. M. Reese, County Judge
W. B. Hudspeth, Com. Precinct No. 1
F. D. Dulaney, Com. Precinct No. 2
C. J. Roberts, Com. Precinct No. 3
Peter Rogalsky, Com. Precinct No. 4
Smith & Townes, Architects
A. F. Stewart Construction Co., Contractors
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 21, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 6, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 104 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 6, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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