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

Lipscomb, Texas

 
 
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Photographed By Bill Kirchner, March 16, 2016
1. Lipscomb, Texas Marker
Inscription.  Established, 1886 by settlers hoping to benefit from proposed Santa Fe Railroad in Panhandle.

Post office was opened in 1886; Lipscomb Town Company sold land for $3 an acre in 1887. In first month, seven businesses started.

When county was organized in 1887, Lipscomb became seat, named for A. S. Lipscomb, secretary of state in Republic of Texas and justice of State Supreme Court. Hotel from undeveloped town of Dominion was moved here, 1887.

First courthouse was built in 1887. The first school -- in a church -- had 25 pupils, 1888. A new courthouse was erected, 1916.
 
Erected 1968 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 3092.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1886.
 
Location. 36° 14.023′ N, 100° 16.542′ W. Marker is in Lipscomb, Texas, in Lipscomb County. Marker is on State Highway 305 north of Oak Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lipscomb TX 79056, 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
Lipscomb, Texas Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, March 16, 2016
2. Lipscomb, Texas Marker
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flies. Quanah Parker Trail (a few steps from this marker); Lipscomb County Courthouse (approx. Ό mile away); Lipscomb School (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lipscomb Union Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lipscomb Cemetery (approx. 1.3 miles away); St. John's Lutheran Church Cemetery (approx. 1.3 miles away); Fairview Cemetery (approx. 10.3 miles away); Follett United Methodist Church (approx. 15.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lipscomb.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 3, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 277 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 3, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.

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Oct. 7, 2022