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Tulia in Swisher County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Swisher County

 
 
Swisher County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, November 17, 2015
1. Swisher County Marker
Inscription.  
Formed from Young and Bexar
Territories

Created:
August 21, 1876
Organized:
July 17, 1890
Named in honor of
James Gibson Swisher
1794-1864
Conspicuous for gallantry
at the storming of Bexar, 1835
Signer of the Texas
Declaration of Independence, 1836
County Seat, Tulia

 
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 5169.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments series list. A significant historical date for this entry is July 17, 1890.
 
Location. 34° 32.169′ N, 101° 45.795′ W. Marker is in Tulia, Texas, in Swisher County. Marker is at the intersection of SE 2nd Street and South Austin Avenue, on the right when traveling west on SE 2nd Street. Marker is on the northwest corner. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tulia TX 79088, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Swisher County (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Flynt Building
Swisher County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, November 17, 2015
2. Swisher County Marker
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(about 400 feet away); Ozark Trails Association (about 400 feet away); JA Ranch Cabin (approx. 0.2 miles away); J.O. Bass Blacksmith Shop (approx. Ό mile away); First Methodist Church of Tulia (approx. Ό mile away); Quanah Parker Trail (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Quanah Parker Trail (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tulia.
 
Swisher County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, November 17, 2015
3. Swisher County Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 2, 2015, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 335 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 2, 2015, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.

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Jun. 25, 2022