Morton in Cochran County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Indian hostilities and the distance to market and supplies made settlement slow. The 1900 census listed 25 cowboys. In 1910 there were 75 persons; then 67 in 1920.
Organized May 6, 1924, with Morton as county seat. Oil discovery and development of irrigation caused rapid growth, and made it a farm and petroleum center.
Site of Silver Lake, a saline lake known to early Spanish explorers as Laguna Quemado.
Erected 1965 by Texas Highway Department. (Marker Number 927.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments marker series.
Location. 33° 43.545′ N, 102° 45.567′ W. Marker is in Morton, Texas, in Cochran County. Marker is on North Main Street north of West Washington Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 North Main Street, Morton TX 79346, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Morton Memorial Cemetery (approx. Buffalo Soldier Tragedy of 1877 (approx. 1.3 miles away); Enochs Cemetery (approx. 10 miles away); Former Whiteface Motel (approx. 12.1 miles away); La Pista de Vida Agua (approx. 12.9 miles away).
Regarding Cochran County. Pvt. Robert E. Cochran is my distant cousin. My name is Terry Lee Cochran and I'm a Cochran Family Genealogist from Taylor, Texas. Robert Cochran was born and raised in New Hampshire and not New Jersey. I got the "Handbook of Texas" corrected a couple of years ago with the help of the DRT at the Alamo.
Also see . . . Robert Cochran at The Handbook of Texas Online. (Submitted on January 22, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 12, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 385 times since then and 18 times this year. Last updated on August 15, 2014, by Terry Lee Cochran of Taylor, Texas. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 12, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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