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Abernathy in Hale County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Town of Abernathy

 
 
Town of Abernathy Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen Lowrey, June 28, 2020
1. Town of Abernathy Marker
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Founded when Santa Fe Railroad was extended from Plainview to Lubbock, 1909. Named for Monroe G. Abernathy (1868-1962), treasurer of South Plains Investment Company, firm which promoted townsite. Community prospered, becoming a major railhead for shipping of cattle. Several buildings from the defunct town of Bartonsite were moved here and new ones built. Center of civic activities was the "Old Tabernacle" (1918-1947), located on city square. In early days, before roads were built, broad plowed furrows marked way to house of town doctor. Economy is agriculture-based.
 
Erected 1973 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 5518.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Railroads & StreetcarsSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 33° 49.911′ N, 101° 50.602′ W. Marker is in Abernathy, Texas, in Hale County. Marker is on Avenue D, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 811 Ave D, Abernathy TX 79311, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker,
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measured as the crow flies. Struve Family Businesses (within shouting distance of this marker); Quanah Parker Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); Pearce Chapel-Strip Cemetery (approx. 4.3 miles away); New Deal (approx. 7.1 miles away); Stant Rhea Stage Stand (approx. 9.7 miles away); County Line Community (approx. 10.6 miles away); County Line Cemetery (approx. 10.7 miles away); World War II Glider Pilots (approx. 12.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Abernathy.
 
Town of Abernathy Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen Lowrey, June 28, 2020
2. Town of Abernathy Marker
Town of Abernathy Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen Lowrey, June 28, 2020
3. Town of Abernathy Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 28, 2020, by Allen Lowrey of Amarillo, Texas. This page has been viewed 291 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 28, 2020, by Allen Lowrey of Amarillo, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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