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

Brownfield Municipal Power Plant

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, April 28, 2014
1. Brownfield Municipal Power Plant Marker
Inscription. During the 1920s, when much of rural Texas was still without electricity, the town of Brownfield took a leap toward modernization. The town incorporated in 1920 and one year later held a vote on the issuance of bonds for the creation of a power plant. Citizens voted against the proposal, but undeterred, a group of residents formed a light and ice company — many electrical plants of the time were linked to ice manufacturing — and worked to get a new bond package. In 1921, voters overwhelmingly approved new bonds for a municipal plant. Building soon began, and by 1923, Brownfield had electricity. The plant closed in 2003 but is maintained as a distribution control center.
 
Erected 2006 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13549.)
 
Location. 33° 10.798′ N, 102° 16.956′ W. Marker is in Brownfield, Texas, in Terry County. Marker is at the intersection of North 7th Street and West Hill Street, on the left when traveling north on North 7th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 121 N 7th Street, Brownfield TX 79316, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. City of Brownfield (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line);
Brownfield Municipal Power Plant Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 28, 2014
2. Brownfield Municipal Power Plant Marker
Colonel B. F. Terry / Terry's Texas Rangers (about 700 feet away); First Baptist Church of Brownfield (approx. 0.3 miles away); Brownfield Cemetery (approx. mile away); A.M. Brownfield Home (approx. 0.8 miles away); Terry County's First Jail (approx. 0.8 miles away); Maids and Matrons Club (approx. 0.8 miles away); Site of Joe T. and Laura Hamilton Home (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brownfield.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Brownfield Municipal Power Plant image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 28, 2014
3. Brownfield Municipal Power Plant
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 7, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 222 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 7, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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