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Booker in Lipscomb County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Booker

 
 
Booker Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, March 16, 2016
1. Booker Marker
Inscription.  Platted 1917 by Thomas C. Spearman, Santa Fe Railway official. Named for railroad locating engineer, B. F. Booker. Town of La Kemp, Okla., (6 mi. north) moved here 1919. First train arrived July 4, 1919, official birthdate of Booker. Economy based on farming, cattle and (since 1956) oil and gas production.
 
Erected 1969 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 451.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Railroads & StreetcarsSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical date for this entry is July 4, 1919.
 
Location. 36° 27.337′ N, 100° 31.852′ W. Marker is in Booker, Texas, in Lipscomb County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 15 and State Highway 23, on the right when traveling west on State Highway 15. Marker is on the northeast corner. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Booker TX 79005, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Route of Jones and Plummer Trail (here, next to this marker); View Point Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Heart Cemetery
Booker Marker <i>on the left</i> image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, March 16, 2016
2. Booker Marker on the left
Route of Jones & Plummer Trail Marker is on the right.
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(approx. 1½ miles away); No Man's Land (approx. 3.2 miles away in Oklahoma); Kiowa Cemetery (approx. 4.8 miles away); Darrouzett Cemetery (approx. 10.6 miles away).
 
Booker Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, March 16, 2016
3. Booker Marker
View west on Texas Route 15.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 2, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 371 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 2, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.

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