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Near Post in Garza County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Twin Chimneys

(100 Yards North)

 
 
Twin Chimneys Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 16, 2015
1. Twin Chimneys Marker
Inscription.  
  Used as a landmark in the 19th century by surveyors sighting from Duffy's Peak, located ten miles northeast. Jasper Hays, earliest recorded surveyor of this area, used the peaks during 1877-78 for charting the Llano Ranch, later bought by C. W. Post, the cereal king. Hays established, in addition, lines from which section surveys were made.
  Civil engineer A. L. Marhoff, using the original field notes and book of Hays, surveyed the land bought by Post, 1906. This included the section on which the town of Post was founded, 1907, as well as other property.
 
Erected 1970 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 5581.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1906.
 
Location. 33° 12.817′ N, 101° 25.332′ W. Marker is near Post, Texas, in Garza County. Marker can be reached from U.S. 84, 0.8 miles east of County Road 165. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Post TX 79356, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. C. W. Post Rain Battles (here, next to this
Twin Chimneys peaks in background. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 16, 2015
2. Twin Chimneys peaks in background.
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marker); J. M. Boren Home (approx. 2.6 miles away); C. W. Post Home (approx. 2.6 miles away); Mason Memorial Building (approx. 2.7 miles away); Old Post Sanitarium (approx. 2.7 miles away); Garza County Courthouse (approx. 2.8 miles away); Garza County (approx. 2.8 miles away); Charles W. Post (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Post.
 
Also see . . .  Texas State Historical Association article on Twin Chimneys. (Submitted on September 20, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
View of markers in eastbound rest area. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 16, 2015
3. View of markers in eastbound rest area.
View from markers looking east towards Post, TX. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 16, 2015
4. View from markers looking east towards Post, TX.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 20, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 378 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 20, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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