Near Grassland in Lynn County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
(2 miles South)
On one of first land patents in South Plains, lying along a well-marked Indian trail used by explorers, U.S. Army, and (after 1880) the stages and freighters northbound from Colorado City,
Grasslands Ranch (named for an estate of President Cleveland) was established 1888 by Enos L. Seeds, the 1889 -1900 postmaster, who erected a fine frame house and first trading post on South Plains. Mrs. Seeds was the first permanent white woman resident in county. Nearby is grave of area's firstborn white child (a son of Mr. and Mrs. Todd Wilson). Community name is now Grassland.
Erected 1970 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 2255.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 33° 9.968′ N, 101° 35.705′ W. Marker is near Grassland, Texas, in Lynn County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 380 and Farm to Market Road 212, on the right when traveling east on U.S. 380. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Post TX 79356, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 milesDry-Land Farming (approx. 7 miles away); Site of Graham School (approx. 7.3 miles away); Graham Chapel Methodist Church (approx. 7.4 miles away); Twin Chimneys (approx. 10½ miles away); C. W. Post Rain Battles (approx. 10½ miles away); Kate McCommis (approx. 10½ miles away); Pioneer's Well (approx. 10.6 miles away); Llano Ranch (approx. 10.6 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Grassland, Texas. Grassland is two miles south of U.S. Highway 380 and two miles west of the Garza county line in east central Lynn County. (Submitted on December 8, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
2. South Plains. The South Plains is a region in northwest Texas, consisting of 24 counties. (Submitted on December 8, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 11, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 8, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 28 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 8, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.