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

Follett

 
 
Follett Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, March 16, 2016
1. Follett Marker
Inscription.  A gateway to Texas Panhandle's "Golden Spread". Founded as "Ivanhoe", on a site across state line, in Oklahoma. Town moved twice to locate on a railroad. Situated here in 1917, and renamed for Horace Follett, railroad surveyor.

Economy based on wheat, cattle, grain sorghums and (since 1950's) oil and gas production.
 
Erected 1967 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 1935.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Railroads & StreetcarsSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1917.
 
Location. 36° 26.034′ N, 100° 8.213′ W. Marker is in Follett, Texas, in Lipscomb County. Marker is on East Ivanhoe Avenue east of North Young Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Follett TX 79034, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Follett United Methodist Church and Church Bell (within shouting distance of this marker); Follett United Methodist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Fairmont Cemetery (approx. 3.3 miles
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Photographed By Bill Kirchner, March 16, 2016
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away); Fairview Cemetery (approx. 6.1 miles away); Northeast Corner of Texas (approx. 7.6 miles away); Darrouzett Cemetery (approx. 11.4 miles away); Lipscomb Cemetery (approx. 15½ miles away); Lipscomb Union Church (approx. 15.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Follett.
 
Follett Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, March 16, 2016
3. Follett Marker
View west on East Ivanhoe Avenue (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 334 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 2, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.

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Oct. 7, 2022