Plainview in Hale County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Dr. James Henry Wayland
(April 22, 1863 – Feb. 6, 1948)
He erected several buildings, operated a drugstore, and became a religious and civic leader, joining his fellow townsmen in giving bonuses to secure better public facilities. He and his wife gave $10,000 and 25 acres of land for Wayland College, which opened in 1910. In the 1918 influenza epidemic that killed millions throughout the world, he lost his health from overwork. Afterward he and his wife operated a hotel. He died at age 85, after being honored many times for the good works he had performed for Plainview and the West Texas area.
Erected 1976 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1270.)
Location. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1900 West 7th Street, Plainview TX 79072, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wayland Heritage Plaza (a few steps from this marker); Gates Hall (a few steps from this marker); Seth Ward College (approx. 0.6 miles away); Plainview Cemetery and Memorial Park (approx. 0.8 miles away); Edwin Lowden Lowe (approx. 0.9 miles away); Blasingame Home (approx. 0.9 miles away); Rawleigh Porteus Smyth (approx. 0.9 miles away); Emma Grigsby Meharg (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Plainview.
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