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Near Friona in Parmer County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Site of Parmerton

(Elevation 4,202 feet)

 
 
Site of Parmerton Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, May 3, 2012
1. Site of Parmerton Marker
Inscription.  Founded as Parmer Switch on Pecos & Northern Texas Railroad in 1898. In 1906 became site of a model farm. Using Campbell dry farming method, run by Capitol Freehold Land & Investment Co.

In 1907, Parmerton Townsite Co. bought 200 acres of the farm and laid out a town, which was designated first county seat that same year. A post office was soon established.

When, in late 1907, Farwell was elected new county seat, Parmerton's citizens departed, taking homes and other buildings with them. Only the railroad switch marks the site today.
 
Erected 1971 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 4871.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureRailroads & StreetcarsSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1898.
 
Location. 34° 34.886′ N, 102° 48.192′ W. Marker is near Friona, Texas, in Parmer County. Marker is on U.S. 60, 0.3 miles west of County Road 14, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Friona TX 79035, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
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7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of First Church in City of Friona (approx. 6 miles away); Friona's First Barbershop (approx. 6.1 miles away); Friona Schools (approx. 6.1 miles away); Friona (approx. 6.2 miles away); City of Friona (approx. 6.2 miles away); Bovina (approx. 6.4 miles away); Friona Women's Clubs (approx. 6.4 miles away); Bovina Cemetery (approx. 6.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Friona.
 
Site of Parmerton Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, May 3, 2012
2. Site of Parmerton Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 6, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 769 times since then and 74 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 6, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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