Post in Garza County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Created in 1876, attached to Borden County 1891-1907. Organization came July 8, 1907 at the OS Ranch. According to legend, even the horses "voted" to gain the required 75 ballots. First court was held under a tent; first courthouse built in 1908.
It is to the memory of these pioneer men who became the first county officials that this marker is dedicated in sincere appreciation for the part they played in the organization and development of Garza County:
J.M. Boren, County Judge; O.B. Kelly, Sheriff; H.B. Murray, Clerk; B.F. Wilks, Treasurer; D.W. Stiles, Tax Assessor; M. L. Harkey, County Attorney; A.L. Duren, Justice of the Peace; Marion McGinty, Constable; H.C. Callis, Hide & Animal Inspector; Commissioners: Sam C. Wilks, Jobie Davies, J.L. Barrow, W.V. Roy.
Erected 1965 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 2107.)
Location. 33° 11.457′ N, 101° 22.872′ W. Marker is in Post, Texas, in Garza County. Marker is at the intersection of North Avenue L and Main Street, on the right when traveling south on North Avenue L. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 Main Street, Post TX 79356, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking Garza County Courthouse (here, next to this marker); Charles W. Post (here, next to this marker); Mrs. Merriweather Post (here, next to this marker); Faith Lutheran Church (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Post Sanitarium (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mason Memorial Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Post High School (approx. 0.2 miles away); C. W. Post Home (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Post.
Also see . . . Wikipedia article on Garza County. (Submitted on September 20, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 20, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 225 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 20, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.