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

City of Groom

 
 
City of Groom Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 16, 2016
1. City of Groom Marker
Inscription. Founded 1902 by W. S. Wilkerson, local landowner, when Rock Island Railroad built west; named for Col. B. B. Groom, 1880s agent of Francklyn Land & Cattle Co.
Col. Groom was first to try power farming on Plains. Town is today hub of rich farming and ranching area.
 
Erected 1968 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 886.)
 
Location. 35° 12.169′ N, 101° 6.465′ W. Marker is in Groom, Texas, in Carson County. Marker is at the intersection of Broadway and West 2nd Street, on the left when traveling north on Broadway. Touch for map. Marker is on the northwest corner. Marker is in this post office area: Groom TX 79039, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dr. Charles L. Fields (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); State National Bank (about 500 feet away); Town of Goodnight (approx. 12.3 miles away); Charles Goodnight (approx. 12.4 miles away); Quanah Parker Trail (approx. 12.6 miles away); Site of Old Goodnight Ranch (approx. 12.6 miles away).
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
City of Groom Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 16, 2016
2. City of Groom Marker
City of Groom image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 16, 2016
3. City of Groom
View south on Broadway from 2nd Street.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 10, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 10, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 190 times since then and 61 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 10, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.
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