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Plainview in Hale County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

W. J. "Jeff" Williams

 
 
W. J. "Jeff" Williams Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, November 17, 2015
1. W. J. "Jeff" Williams Marker
Inscription.  Born in Johnson County, Texas, Jeff Williams came to Hale County in 1896. Largely self-taught, he began surveying in 1902 and worked on the XIT Ranch resurvey of 1909. He was Potter County surveyor, 1907-15, and held the same post in Hale County, 1902-06 and 1920-73. Dividing ranch lands, plotting roads and townsites, and solving boundary disputes, Williams helped open the South Plains for settlement. He married Ethel Williams in 1906, and they had four children.
 
Erected 1975 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 5674.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1896.
 
Location. 34° 10.638′ N, 101° 42.745′ W. Marker is in Plainview, Texas, in Hale County. Marker is in block 189 at Plainview Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 South Joliet Street, Plainview TX 79072, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Emma Grigsby Meharg (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rawleigh Porteus Smyth (about 400 feet
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away); Edwin Lowden Lowe (about 500 feet away); Plainview Cemetery and Memorial Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Discovery Site of the Plainview Point (approx. 0.3 miles away); Quanah Parker Trail (approx. 0.3 miles away); Seth Ward College (approx. 0.7 miles away); Colonel C. C. Slaughter (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Plainview.
 
W. J. "Jeff" Williams Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, November 17, 2015
2. W. J. "Jeff" Williams Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 6, 2015, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 516 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 6, 2015, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.

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