Garwood in Colorado County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Townsend was a lawyer and Texas legislator. Hill was a prominent merchant and banker, while Burford was a druggist and planter who served as Colorado County Sheriff from 1898 to 1902. They named their town for Judge Hiram Morgan Garwood, a friend of Townsend who never lived in Garwood or in Colorado County. Streets and avenues were named for early area settlers, other friends of the founders, and for the founders themselves.
From the town's inception, its economy has been based on rice production. The gravel industry, oil and gas production, and duck and goose hunting are also important businesses here.
Throughout its history, the small community has been an important
Sponsored by James G. and Mary E. Hopkins
Erected 1985 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2106.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1901.
Location. 29° 26.93′ N, 96° 23.727′ W. Marker is in Garwood, Texas, in Colorado County. Marker is at the intersection of Arthur Street and Burford Street, on the right when traveling south on Arthur Street. The marker is located in front of the Garwood Memorial Library. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 502 Author Street, Garwood TX 77442, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Norman L. Lanier Memorial (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sgt. William Foster Memorial (about 700 feet away); First Producing Gas Well in Colorado County (approx. 0.9 miles away); Nada (approx. 3 miles away); Nada Post Office (approx. 3.1 miles away); Frazarville (approx. 6 miles away); Joseph and Rachel Rabb Newman (approx. 7.6 miles away); Lakeside Sugar Refinery (approx. 9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Garwood.
Also see . . . Garwood, TX.
Garwood is on State Highway 71 and Farm Road 950 in southern(Submitted on March 2, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
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