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W. J. “Jeff” Williams

 
 
W. J. "Jeff" Williams Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 17, 2015
1. W. J. "Jeff" Williams Marker
Inscription. Born in Johnson County, Texas, Jeff Williams came to Hale County in 1896. Largely self-taught, he began surveying in 1902 and worked on the XIT Ranch resurvey of 1909. He was Potter County surveyor, 1907-15, and held the same post in Hale County, 1902-06 and 1920-73. Dividing ranch lands, plotting roads and townsites, and solving boundary disputes, Williams helped open the South Plains for settlement. He married Ethel Williams in 1906, and they had four children.
 
Erected 1975 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 5674.)
 
Location. 34° 10.638′ N, 101° 42.745′ W. Marker is in Plainview, Texas, in Hale County. Touch for map. Marker is in block 189 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. Emma Grigsby Meharg (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rawleigh Porteus Smyth (about 400 feet away); Edwin Lowden Lowe (about 500 feet away); Plainview Cemetery and Memorial Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Seth Ward College (approx.
W. J. "Jeff" Williams Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 17, 2015
2. W. J. "Jeff" Williams Marker
0.7 miles away); Colonel C. C. Slaughter (approx. mile away); General Ranald Slidell MacKenzie (approx. mile 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 337 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 6, 2015, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.
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