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

Forks of the Brazos

 
 
Forks of the Brazos Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 9, 2017
1. Forks of the Brazos Marker
Inscription. In the summer of 1878, O.W. Williams and E.M. Powell began a survey of Lubbock County. It began at this point where the two forks of the Brazos River meet. They erected a rock mound at the S.W. corner of survey 1, block A. using this as a starting point, they built rock survey corners every mile to the southeast down the canyon. As settlement began in Lubbock county, the forks of the river continued to be a key corner in the surveys of land.
 
Location. 33° 35.427′ N, 101° 49.771′ W. Marker is in Lubbock, Texas, in Lubbock County. Marker is on Cesar E. Chavez Drive 0.4 miles north of East Broadway, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lubbock TX 79403, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Yellowhouse Canyon (approx. 0.4 miles away); Prairie Dog Town (approx. 0.6 miles away); Mackenzie Scout Trail (approx. 0.9 miles away); Colonel T. S. Lubbock / Texas in the Civil War (approx. one mile away); A Tribute to Cotton (approx. one mile away); Migrant Labor Camps of Lubbock County (approx. one
Forks of the Brazos Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 9, 2017
2. Forks of the Brazos Marker
mile away); J.I. Allison House circa 1950s (approx. 1.1 miles away); F W & D South Plains Railway Depot (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lubbock.
 
Categories. ExplorationWaterways & Vessels
 
Forks of the Brazos Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 9, 2017
3. Forks of the Brazos Marker
View south on Cesar E. Chavez Drive.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 1, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 31, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 59 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 31, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.
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