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Brownfield in Terry County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Site of Joe T. and Laura Hamilton Home

 
 
Site of Joe T. and Laura Hamilton Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 28, 2014
1. Site of Joe T. and Laura Hamilton Home Marker
Inscription.  In 1885, Joseph Thomas Hamilton (1856-1932) married Laura Letha Franklin (1867-1936) in Franklin County, Texas. Natives of southern U.S. states, the couple moved west with their first three children and settled here in 1902, before Terry County was organized. In 1907, they established a home near this site. Joe was a stock farmer, carpenter, mail carrier and livery worker, and he was one of three men contracted to build the county's first courthouse. Laura, in addition to managing a large household, often assisted neighbors as nurse and midwife. Today, this site is a link to the early pioneers who built Brownfield and surrounding communities.
 
Erected 2005 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13231.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 33° 11.712′ N, 102° 16.509′ W. Marker is in Brownfield, Texas, in Terry County. Marker is at the intersection of Lubbock Road (U.S. 62/82) and Levelland highway (U.S. 385), on the left when traveling north on
Site of Joe T. and Laura Hamilton Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 28, 2014
2. Site of Joe T. and Laura Hamilton Home Marker
Lubbock Road. Marker is in roadside park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brownfield TX 79316, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Learning Journey (a few steps from this marker); Dr. Richard "Dick” L. Ridgway (within shouting distance of this marker); Business (within shouting distance of this marker); Religion, Education, and Medicine (within shouting distance of this marker); Oil and Gas (within shouting distance of this marker); The Land (within shouting distance of this marker); Farming (within shouting distance of this marker); Flora and Fauna (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brownfield.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 7, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 402 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 7, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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