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

Ira

 
 
Ira Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 12, 2017
1. Ira Marker
Inscription. Named for Ira Green, who had a crossroads store near this site. First homes and school were half-dugouts (cellars with windows set above ground level). Post office established 1896. On opening of block 97 to settlers, 1899, area became active farm and ranch community. Oil production since 1923.
 
Erected 1966 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 2648.)
 
Location. 32° 34.909′ N, 101° 0.139′ W. Marker is in Ira, Texas, in Scurry County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 350 and Farm to Market Road 1606, on the right when traveling north on State Highway 350. Touch for map. Marker is on southeast corner of intersection. Marker is in this post office area: Ira TX 79527, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. J. J. Moore No. 1 Oil Well (here, next to this marker); Campsite of the Marcy Expedition (approx. 4.3 miles away); Coleman Ranch Field Discovery Well (approx. 6.2 miles away); Site of Town of Cuthbert (approx. 7.1 miles away); Quanah Parker (approx. 8.4 miles away); The Prairie Dog
Ira Marker <i>on the right</i> image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 12, 2017
2. Ira Marker on the right
J. J. Moore No. 1 Oil Well Marker is on the left.
(approx. 9.2 miles away); First Christian Church (approx. 9˝ miles away); Handley Cemetery (approx. 9.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ira.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Ira Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 12, 2017
3. Ira Marker
View north on highway 350.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 21, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 21, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 73 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 21, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.
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