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Higgins in Lipscomb County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Higgins

 
 
Higgins Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 2, 2012
1. Higgins Marker
Inscription.  Town platted, post office opened and first train arrived, 1887. Named for G. H. Higgins, wealthy railroad stockholder. Early cattle shipping point. Devastating tornado struck April 9, 1947. An estimated 45 were killed, 140 injured.

Ranching, farming, and oil are chief area industries. Oil drilling was begun in 1957.
 
Erected 1967 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 2474.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 36° 7.013′ N, 100° 1.884′ W. Marker is in Higgins, Texas, in Lipscomb County. Marker is at the intersection of Commercial Street (U.S. 60) and County Road 29, on the right when traveling west on Commercial Street. Marker is in a road side park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Higgins TX 79046, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Will Rogers (here, next to this marker); Lipscomb County (approx. 1.7 miles away).
 
Higgins Marker <i>on the right</i> image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 2, 2012
2. Higgins Marker on the right
Will Rogers Marker is on the left
Will Rogers and Higgins Markers image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 2, 2012
3. Will Rogers and Higgins Markers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 28, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 350 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 28, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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