Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Brownfield in Terry County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Site of Joe T. and Laura Hamilton Home

 
 
Site of Joe T. and Laura Hamilton Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 28, 2014
1. Site of Joe T. and Laura Hamilton Home Marker
Inscription. In 1885, Joseph Thomas Hamilton (1856-1932) married Laura Letha Franklin (1867-1936) in Franklin County, Texas. Natives of southern U.S. states, the couple moved west with their first three children and settled here in 1902, before Terry County was organized. In 1907, they established a home near this site. Joe was a stock farmer, carpenter, mail carrier and livery worker, and he was one of three men contracted to build the county's first courthouse. Laura, in addition to managing a large household, often assisted neighbors as nurse and midwife. Today, this site is a link to the early pioneers who built Brownfield and surrounding communities.
 
Erected 2005 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13231.)
 
Location. 33° 11.712′ N, 102° 16.509′ W. Marker is in Brownfield, Texas, in Terry County. Marker is at the intersection of Lubbock Road (U.S. 62/82) and Levelland highway (U.S. 385), on the left when traveling north on Lubbock Road. Touch for map. Marker is in roadside park. Marker is in this post office area: 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. Brownfield Cemetery (approx. 1.1 miles away); First Baptist Church of Brownfield
Site of Joe T. and Laura Hamilton Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 28, 2014
2. Site of Joe T. and Laura Hamilton Home Marker
(approx. 1.1 miles away); Brownfield Municipal Power Plant (approx. 1.1 miles away); Colonel B. F. Terry / Terry's Texas Rangers (approx. 1.2 miles away); City of Brownfield (approx. 1.2 miles away); Maids and Matrons Club (approx. 1.3 miles away); Terry County's First Jail (approx. 1.4 miles away); A.M. Brownfield Home (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brownfield.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
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 240 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 7, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
Paid Advertisement