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Plainview in Hale County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Emma Grigsby Meharg

(August 14, 1873 – September 4, 1937)

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, November 17, 2015
1. Emma Grigsby Meharg Marker
Inscription. Born in Lynnville, Tenn.; moved to Texas with parents, Jasper N. and Mary A. (Calvert) Grigsby, 1883. Graduated from college, became a teacher, married Samuel W. Meharg. Came to Plainview (1902), where she and husband were educators. She helped organize clubs, First Presbyterian Church, U.S.A, civic endeavors. Had daughter and son.
Won international renown, 1925, as Texas' first woman Secretary of State, by appointment of first woman Governor, Miriam A. Ferguson.
 
Erected 1972 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 1477.)
 
Location. 34° 10.61′ N, 101° 42.792′ W. Marker is in Plainview, Texas, in Hale County. Touch for map. Marker is in block 208 at Plainview Cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 South Joliet Street, Plainview TX 79072, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rawleigh Porteus Smyth (within shouting distance of this marker); W. J. "Jeff" Williams (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Edwin Lowden Lowe (about 300 feet away); Plainview Cemetery and Memorial Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Seth Ward College
Emma Grigsby Meharg Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 17, 2015
2. Emma Grigsby Meharg Marker
(approx. 0.7 miles away); Colonel C. C. Slaughter (approx. 0.8 miles away); General Ranald Slidell MacKenzie (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Hackberry Groves (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Plainview.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 6, 2015, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 161 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 6, 2015, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.
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