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Spearman in Hansford County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Spearman

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, March 16, 2016
1. Spearman Marker
Inscription. Founded 1917; incorporated 1921. Named for Thomas C. Spearman, a vice-president and head of the Land Department of the Santa Fe Railway. The Santa Fe line was completed to Spearman in 1920, making this the first railroad shipping point in the county.

Hansford County, created 1876 and organized 1889, relocated its county seat here in 1929. The courthouse was built 1931.

Center for agriculture, wheat storage, ranching, and petroleum industry. Early 1960's growth included 25 new businesses in two years. Streets paved with brick make city distinctive.
 
Erected 1967 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 5004.)
 
Location. 36° 11.853′ N, 101° 11.538′ W. Marker is in Spearman, Texas, in Hansford County. Marker is at the intersection of Southwest Court Street and South Bernice Street, on the right when traveling south on Southwest Court Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Spearman TX 79081, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Robert E. (Bob) Martin (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Spearman Hotel (approx. 0.2 miles away but has been reported missing); Brandt Building
Spearman Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 16, 2016
2. Spearman Marker
Spearman City Hall in background.
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Brick Streets of Spearman (approx. 0.2 miles away); Santa Fe Railroad Stationmaster's House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lindberghs Land at Spearman (approx. 1.7 miles away); Hansford County (approx. 2.8 miles away); Hansford Cemetery (approx. 5.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Spearman.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Hansford County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 16, 2016
3. Hansford County Courthouse
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 30, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 168 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 30, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.
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