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Kermit in Winkler County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Kermit

 
 
Kermit Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, October 25, 2012
1. Kermit Marker
Inscription.  County Seat of Winkler County. Organized in 1910. Incorporated in 1938. Named for Kermit Roosevelt, son of President Theodore Roosevelt, who had visited a local ranch. One of the top oil and gas producing counties in state. Ranch center. Gateway to New Mexico.
 
Erected 1964 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 2927.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #26 Theodore Roosevelt series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1910.
 
Location. 31° 51.019′ N, 103° 4.61′ W. Marker is in Kermit, Texas, in Winkler County. Marker is on Jim Sharp Boulevard (State Highway 302) 0.1 miles east of South East Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kermit TX 79745, 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. Moorhead Cable Tool Rig (approx. half a mile away); The Community Church (approx. one mile away); Colonel C. M. Winkler (approx. 1.1 miles away);
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Old Duval Townsite (approx. 3 miles away); Winkler County Discovery Well (approx. 8 miles away); Wink (approx. 8.2 miles away); Roy Orbison (approx. 8.2 miles away); Old Wink Cemetery (approx. 8.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kermit.
 
Kermit Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, October 25, 2012
2. Kermit Marker
Welcome to Kermit Sign image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, June 9, 2013
3. Welcome to Kermit Sign
Kermit Texas "frog" Water Tower image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, June 9, 2013
4. Kermit Texas "frog" Water Tower
There are two water towers in the little town of Kermit, the unique "frog" water tower and a traditional water tower.
Kermit Texas Water Tower image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, June 9, 2013
5. Kermit Texas Water Tower
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 23, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 619 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 23, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   3, 4, 5. submitted on April 30, 2014, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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