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

Martin County

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, November 12, 2017
1. Martin County Marker
Inscription.  On lower great plains of west Texas. Formed from Young and Bexar territories. Created Aug. 21, 1876, and organized Nov. 4, 1884. Named for Wyly Martin, member of Austin's colony and Texas patriot.

County seat established by the first commissioners court which authorized construction of courthouse in Stanton (then called Mariensfield).

Early C. C. Slaughter ranch headquarters, 12 miles northwest of Stanton at Mustang Spring, best campsite west of Big Spring.

Economy based on grain sorghum, cotton farming; cattle ranching; petroleum.
 
Erected 1966 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 3227.)
 
Location. 32° 7.315′ N, 101° 48.589′ W. Marker is in Stanton, Texas, in Martin County. Marker is on Business Interstate 20 half a mile west of State Highway 137, on the right when traveling west. Marker is hidden by trees on north side of road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Stanton TX 79782, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Martin County Jail (approx. 1.3 miles away); Marienfeld
Martin County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 12, 2017
2. Martin County Marker
(approx. 1.3 miles away); Stanton Church of Christ (approx. 1.4 miles away); First United Methodist Church of Stanton (approx. 1.4 miles away); Connell House (approx. 1.4 miles away); Site of St. Joseph's Church (approx. 1.4 miles away); Carmelite Monastery (approx. 1.4 miles away); J. E. Millhollon Ranch House (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stanton.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Martin County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 12, 2017
3. Martin County Marker
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on July 22, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 22, 2018, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 57 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 22, 2018, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.
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