Near Hermleigh in Scurry County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
(Former Townsite .5 Miles South)
Once a thriving community. Named for Bob Pyron, a rancher who settled on nearby Buffalo Creek before 1890. School was first held in his cellar.
In 1900 town was founded and in 1910 citizens moved 4 miles southeast to be on Santa Fe Railroad. Pyron grew to include 2-story hotel, Odd Fellows hall, stores and a cotton gin. But it declined after a major highway bypassed this site. Post office closed 1952 and today only the railroad crossing sign and a few houses remain. Old settlers gather yearly at cemetery to exchange reminiscences.
Erected 1968 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 4140.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Education • Industry & Commerce • Railroads & Streetcars • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1890.
Location. 32° 36.547′ N, 100° 42.012′ W. Marker is near Hermleigh, Texas, in Scurry County. Marker is at the intersection of County Highway 4153 and County Highway 4144, on the right when traveling north on County Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10200 County Road 4153, Hermleigh TX 79526, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St. John's Catholic Church (approx. 3.4 miles away); Hermleigh (approx. 4.1 miles away); Former Townsite of Wheat (approx. 4.4 miles away); Lone Wolf Community (approx. 5.7 miles away); Greene Springs and Site of Archeological Discoveries (approx. 8.3 miles away); Hobbs Cemetery (approx. 12.6 miles away); Engine No. 5 (approx. 12.9 miles away); Dodson House (approx. 12.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hermleigh.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 13, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 12, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 279 times since then and 149 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 13, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.