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Near Muleshoe in Bailey County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Old Hurley

one-half mile west to townsite of

 
 
Old Hurley Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 29, 2014
1. Old Hurley Marker
Inscription.  First town in Bailey County. Promoted in 1907 by land company of Stevens A. Coldren (d. 1924). He had a townsite surveyed and named it for Patrick J. Hurley (1883-1963), New Mexico political leader. Company built general store, hotel and livery stable. Wide plowed furrows indicated future streets. In August 1907 a post office was established.

Settlers came in and a church and school were begun.

In 1913, however, the railroad bypassed town. Efforts to start “New Hurley”—on the rail line—failed. After Muleshoe became county seat, 1918, Hurley expired.
 
Erected 1970 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 3752.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 34° 15.83′ N, 102° 43.399′ W. Marker is near Muleshoe, Texas, in Bailey County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 214 and County Route 1033, on the right when traveling south on State Highway 214. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Muleshoe TX 79347, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles
Old Hurley Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 29, 2014
2. Old Hurley Marker
of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Muleshoe Ranch Cookhouse (approx. 2.2 miles away); Quanah Parker Trail (approx. 2.2 miles away); The Mule (approx. 2.6 miles away); The Founding of Bailey County (approx. 2.7 miles away); Bailey County (approx. 2.7 miles away); Bailey County Cemetery (approx. 2.9 miles away); Harden A. Douglass (approx. 2.9 miles away); XIT Ranch South Line (approx. 5.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Muleshoe.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 14, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 508 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 14, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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