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

Rawleigh Porteus Smyth

(August 4, 1855 - February 2, 1941)

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, November 17, 2015
1. Rawleigh Porteus Smyth Marker
Inscription. An Austin native and graduate of the Texas Military Institute, R.P. Smyth became a Brigadier General after Spanish American War duty. As a surveyor, he ran boundaries (1887) of the Two Buckle and other South Plains ranches and platted towns of Plainview, Happy, Tulia, Kress. Married Florence Tucker (d. 1894); was a Masonic leader. As a state legislator, 1897, helped make laws to aid Plains settlers. As an irrigation advocate, helped to create area's agricultural empire.
 
Erected 1975 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4206.)
 
Location. 34° 10.627′ N, 101° 42.82′ W. Marker is in Plainview, Texas, in Hale County. Touch for map. Marker is in block 75 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. Edwin Lowden Lowe (within shouting distance of this marker); Emma Grigsby Meharg (within shouting distance of this marker); W. J. "Jeff" Williams (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Plainview Cemetery and Memorial Park (about 700 feet away); Discovery Site of the Plainview Point
Rawleigh Porteus Smyth Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 17, 2015
2. Rawleigh Porteus Smyth Marker
(approx. half a mile away); Seth Ward College (approx. 0.7 miles away); Colonel C. C. Slaughter (approx. 0.8 miles away); General Ranald Slidell MacKenzie (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Plainview.
 
Categories. AgricultureCemeteries & Burial SitesWar, Spanish-American
 
 
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 203 times since then and 64 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 6, 2015, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.
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