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Near Dimmitt in Castro County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Summerfield-Dameron Corner

 
 
Summerfield-Dameron Corner Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 17, 2015
1. Summerfield-Dameron Corner Marker
Inscription. In 1876, English native John Summerfield (1885-1918) began his work locating and surveying millions of acres of land in present-day Randall, Deaf Smith, Castro and Swisher counties. One of the earth monuments he erected that year was located near this site and became a starting point for surveys in many Panhandle counties. In 1925, a group of Castro County citizens placed a concrete monument at the site, which had become known as Dameron's Corner after a local landowner. The monument was buried in 1958 when a road was cut through the area.
 
Erected 1985 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 5146.)
 
Location. 34° 32.417′ N, 102° 12.848′ W. Marker is near Dimmitt, Texas, in Castro County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 86 and Farm to Market Road 1567, on the left when traveling east on State Highway 86. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dimmitt TX 79027, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Quanah Parker Trail (approx. 5.6 miles away); Shoot-out on Jones Street (approx. 5.6 miles away); Castro County Courthouses (approx. 5.6 miles
Summerfield-Dameron Corner Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 17, 2015
2. Summerfield-Dameron Corner Marker
away); Gilbreath-Cowsert House (approx. 5.9 miles away); Holy Family Cemetery (approx. 6.3 miles away); Holy Family Catholic Church (approx. 6.4 miles away); Home Mercantile (approx. 6.4 miles away); The J. W. Carter Family and the 7-Up Ranch (approx. 15.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dimmitt.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 30, 2015, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 162 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 30, 2015, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.
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