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

Potter County

 
 
Potter County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 24, 2018
1. Potter County Marker
Inscription.
Formed from
Young and Bexar Territories
Created August 21, 1876
Organized August 30, 1887

Named in honor of
Robert Potter
1800 – 1842
Signer of The Declaration of
Independence
Secretary of the Navy
Senator in the Texas
Congress, 1840

Amarillo, County Seat

 
Erected 1936 by Texas Highway Department. (Marker Number 4093.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments marker series.
 
Location. 35° 12.459′ N, 101° 50.052′ W. Marker is in Amarillo, Texas, in Potter County. Marker can be reached from South Fillmore Street (U.S. 87) north of Southeast 6th Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located at southwest corner of the Potter County Courthouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: 501 S Fillmore St, Amarillo TX 79101, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Potter County (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Potter County Courthouse (about 300 feet away); Potter County Library (about
Potter County Marker (<i>tall view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 24, 2018
2. Potter County Marker (tall view)
400 feet away); Rick Husband (approx. 0.2 miles away); Henry B. Sanborn (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fisk Medical Arts & Professional Building (approx. mile away); American Mammoths (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Amarillo Story (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Amarillo.
 
Also see . . .
1. Potter County, on the High Plains of the Panhandle. During the California gold rush, gold seekers passed through the area following trails blazed by Josiah Gregg in 1840 and by Randolph B. Marcy in 1849. In the 1870s buffalo hunting decimated the herds that once roamed the area and forced the Indians, who were dependent upon the buffalo, to leave. In 1876 the Texas legislature formed Potter County from the Bexar District, and ranchers soon found their way into the area. (Submitted on May 26, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Potter County, Texas. The chief city and business metropolis of the Panhandle is Amarillo, the county seat of Potter County. The Fort Worth and Denver City Railway was completed across the Panhandle in 1888, with a station at Amarillo. Settlement of Potter County increased dramatically with the construction of the
Potter County Marker (<i>wide view; looking south towards SE 6th Avenue & South Fillmore Street</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 24, 2018
3. Potter County Marker (wide view; looking south towards SE 6th Avenue & South Fillmore Street)
Fort Worth and Denver City Railway across the Panhandle. A construction camp grew overnight into a tent and buffalo-hut settlement known as Ragtown. (Submitted on May 26, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

3. Robert Potter. Potter retired first to a residence in Harrison County and then to a home built on his headright grant on Soda (now Caddo) Lake in what is now Marion County. He became involved in the Regulator-Moderator War in Harrison County, where he quickly became a Moderator leader. A Regulator band surrounded his home and killed him on March 2, 1842, as he attempted to escape. He was initially buried at Potter's Point near his home, but on October 9, 1928, he was reinterred in the State Cemetery in Austin. (Submitted on May 26, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Categories. Political Subdivisions
 
Potter County Courts Building Plaza (<i>marker visible near courthouse entrance - left edge</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 24, 2018
4. Potter County Courts Building Plaza (marker visible near courthouse entrance - left edge)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 28, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 26, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 44 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 26, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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