Panhandle in Carson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
John A. Holmes
Born in Mississippi; received law degree from University of Texas. Became county attorney of Roberts County. Elected district attorney of 31st Judicial District in 1922. In 1928, appointed district attorney of 84th District by Governor of Texas to relentlessly prosecute criminals who infested oil fields during Borger's boom years. Often threatened by gangsters, he was shot to death by gunmen at his home in Borger.
Erected 1967 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 2765.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Law Enforcement.
Location. 35° 21.184′ N, 101° 22.241′ W. Marker is in Panhandle, Texas, in Carson County. Marker is on Providence Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Providence Avenue, Panhandle TX 79068, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Panhandle Cemetery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Terminus of the Santa Fe Railroad (approx. 0.6 miles away); Last Great Panhandle Cattle Drive to Montana Farm and Ranch Building (approx. 0.7 miles away); Finch-Lord-Nelson and the Founding of Panhandle City (approx. 0.7 miles away); Eclipse Windmill Patented 1867 (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Square House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Conway Community Church (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Panhandle.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 31, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 31, 2020, by Allen Lowrey of Amarillo, Texas. This page has been viewed 182 times since then and 99 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 31, 2020, by Allen Lowrey of Amarillo, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.