Post in Garza County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Early abundant water supply by windmills above Caprock. Later from White River Lake. Extensive ranching and farming. Postex Cotton Mills, making sheets and pillowcases, furnish year-round employment. Service center for over 1,750 oil wells in county.
Erected 1967 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 4085.)
Location. 33° 10.847′ N, 101° 22.612′ W. Marker is in Post, Texas, in Garza County. Marker is on South Broadway Street 0.2 miles south of East 3rd Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Post TX 79356, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Garza County (approx. 0.2 miles away); Postex Cotton Mill (approx. half a mile away); Old Post High School (approx. 0.6 miles away); Mrs. Merriweather Post (approx. ¾ mile away); Charles W. Post (approx. ¾ mile away); a different marker also named Garza County (approx. ¾ mile away); Garza County Courthouse (approx. ¾ mile away); Faith Lutheran Church (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Post.
Also see . . . Texas Historical Commission's Texas Heritage Trails Program: Post, Texas
Ranchland became a Utopian town just below the Caprock Escarpment in 1907. That’s when Post Cereal founder and philanthropist, C.W. Post, established his namesake city as a model farming community. In the process he introduced agricultural innovations to the high Texas plains and paid the Santa Fe Railroad to ensure that a depot would be finished by 1910. A five-block refurbished historic district looks much as it did in the cereal magnate’s day. (Submitted on December 10, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Categories. • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on December 11, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 28, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 114 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 28, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 29, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. 7. submitted on December 10, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.