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Near Guthrie in King County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

King County

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, June 9, 2017
1. King County Marker
Inscription. Created Aug. 21, 1876, from Bexar County, whose diamond-shaped boundaries extended from the Rio Grande to the Panhandle to El Paso. Named for William King, who died at the Alamo. Chief industry, ranching, is reflected in its famous cattle brands: "6666", "Pitchfork", "S M S" and "Matador".

A population of only 173 in 1890 was aided in formal organization by petitions signed by itinerants. Names of favorite horses were also added. Organization came on June 25, 1891. In establishing county seat, cowboys voted for Guthrie, which won over Ashville, choice of the ranchers.
 
Erected 1965 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 2944.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments marker series.
 
Location. 33° 37.925′ N, 100° 21.422′ W. Marker is near Guthrie, Texas, in King County. Marker is on U.S. 82 2 miles west of Guthrie, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Guthrie TX 79236, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. King County Courthouse (approx. 2.2 miles away); Pitchfork Ranch (approx. 10.4 miles away).
 
More about this marker.
King County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 9, 2017
2. King County Marker
This marker was originally erected in 1936 but, the plaque was replaced in 1965.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
King County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 9, 2017
3. King County Marker
View east on highway US-82.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 5, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 5, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 149 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 5, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.
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