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

Marienfeld

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, July 11, 2015
1. Marienfeld Marker
Inscription. Former name of Stanton. Begun as German colony by 5 German Catholics from Kansas, who pitched tents here, near new Texas & Pacific Railroad in 1881.

The site -- with a water tank, section house, telegraph office - bore name Grelton, but settlers had it changed to Marienfeld, German for "Field of Mary."

County was created 1876 and named for Wylie Martin, senator in Republic of Texas. When the county organized, town became county seat. First commissioners court met here December 13, 1884.
Through Protestant influence, town was renamed Stanton, 1890.
 
Erected 1970 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 3212.)
 
Location. 32° 7.875′ N, 101° 47.445′ W. Marker is in Stanton, Texas, in Martin County. Marker is on St Peter Street north of Broadway, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Stanton TX 79782, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Martin County Jail (within shouting distance of this marker); Stanton Church of Christ (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); First United Methodist Church of Stanton
Marienfeld Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 11, 2015
2. Marienfeld Marker
(about 800 feet away); Connell House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of St. Joseph's Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Carmelite Monastery (approx. 0.2 miles away); J. E. Millhollon Ranch House (approx. 1.1 miles away); Midland County's First Producing Oil Well (approx. 15 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stanton.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Marienfeld Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 11, 2015
3. Marienfeld Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 31, 2015, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 165 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 31, 2015, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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