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Dawn in Deaf Smith County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Town of Dawn

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, May 3, 2012
1. Town of Dawn Marker
Inscription.  Had second post office in county, in 1889. Named by pioneers who saw here the “Dawning of a New Country.” Santa Fe Railroad Station House (a box car) was first building on site, 1905. Town was developed by W.E. Neal and sons in 1914, with lumber yard, hotel, bank and store. Now center of farming industry.
 
Erected 1970 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 5527.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 34° 54.628′ N, 102° 11.994′ W. Marker is in Dawn, Texas, in Deaf Smith County. Marker is on U.S. 60 0.1 miles east of Farm to Market Road 809, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dawn TX 79025, 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. Randall County (approx. 3.3 miles away); Umbarger (approx. 6.2 miles away); Hereford Christian College (approx. 12˝ miles away); Hereford High School (approx. 12.7 miles
Town of Dawn Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 3, 2012
2. Town of Dawn Marker
away); The Thompson House (approx. 12.7 miles away); Quanah Parker Trail (approx. 12.9 miles away); Deaf Smith Courthouse (approx. 12.9 miles away); Deaf Smith County (approx. 13 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 5, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 500 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 5, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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