“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Brownfield in Terry County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)


A half-mile south of this marker stood the town of

Gomez Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, April 28, 2014
1. Gomez Marker
Inscription.  In 1903, owners of land here in center of then-unorganized Terry County platted this town, secured a post office named for Spanish-American patriot Maximo Gomez, drilled a public water well, and induced merchants and citizens to move here. This was the first inhabited townsite in the county. Its promoters hoped it would be the county seat, but that honor went to Brownfield (4.4 mi. E) in 1904 when the county was organized. Gomez had a post office until 1926, school until 1941. A church, some businesses (.75 mi. NW), and the old cemetery retain the name.
Erected 1974 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2211.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Postal Mail and Philately series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1903.
Location. 33° 10.887′ N, 102° 22.255′ W. Marker is near Brownfield, Texas, in Terry County. Marker is on U.S. 82/380, 0.4 miles east of Farm to Market Road 303, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brownfield TX 79316, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gomez Baptist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Gomez Cemetery (approx. 0.7 miles away); Brownfield Cemetery (approx. 4.6 miles away); Brownfield Municipal Power Plant (approx. 5.1 miles away); City of Brownfield (approx. 5.2 miles away); Colonel B. F. Terry / Terry's Texas Rangers (approx. 5.2 miles away); First Baptist Church of Brownfield (approx. 5.4 miles away); The Land (approx. 5.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brownfield.
Gomez Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, April 28, 2014
2. Gomez Marker
General Máximo Gómez image. Click for full size.
Library of Congress
3. General Máximo Gómez
Copyright 1898 by Henry C. Langrehr S.F., Cal.
Lith. H. S. Crocker Co. S.F.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 7, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 7, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 2,090 times since then and 163 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 7, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   3. submitted on September 6, 2020, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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