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By Bill Kirchner, November 15, 2016
Nicholson School Marker
Texas (Collingsworth County), Shamrock — 3594 — Nicholson School
Once the center of a thriving agricultural community, Nicholson School was named for county judge Arthur Clyde Nicholson, during whose term the school was opened in 1915. As Nicholson School increased in enrollment, reaching a peak of 150 students . . . — Map (db m48387) HM
Texas (Collingsworth County), Shamrock — 4825 — Site of Lutie School
The community of Lutie, named for early settler Lutie Gresham Templeton. Traces its history to 1909. Two years previously, local citizens had formed the Pleasant Valley School about one mile northeast of the townsite. Community leaders moved the . . . — Map (db m48390) HM
Texas (Collingsworth County), Wellington — 13474 — Capt. Randolph Marcy's Exploration Route through Collingsworth County
In 1852, Capt. R.B. Marcy led a survey expedition along the Red River to document the river's channel and related streams. The team, which included Capt. G.B. McLellan of the Corps of Engineers, entered the Texas panhandle June 10, 1852 and arrived . . . — Map (db m100229) HM
Texas (Collingsworth County), Wellington — 951 — Collingsworth County
Formed from Young and Bexar Territories Created • Organized August 21, 1876 • November 4, 1890 Named in Honor of James Collinsworth 1806-1838 The first Chief Justice of the Republic of Texas. Signer of the Declaration of . . . — Map (db m100235) HM
Texas (Collingsworth County), Wellington — 954 — Collingsworth County Hospital
Original hospital on this site (first in county) was built in 1917 by L.H. Stall. One of the two surgeons then practicing here, Dr. Elmer Wood Jones (1891-1962), bought the facility in 1924. In 1935 he built a 15-bed hospital of fieldstone on the . . . — Map (db m100231) HM
Texas (Collingsworth County), Wellington — 1775 — First Methodist Church of Wellington
Organized in 1890 by the Rev. J.H. Linderman and a small group of charter members, this congregation was the only Methodist church in the county by 1984. The first worship services were held in a small wooden building which also served as the first . . . — Map (db m100234) HM
Texas (Collingsworth County), Wellington — 3350 — Methodism in Collingsworth County
Originating in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, most Collingsworth County communities were small settlements that grew up around area ranches. A number of Methodist congregations were formed throughout the county by circuit-riding ministers. . . . — Map (db m100233) HM
Texas (Collingsworth County), Wellington — 3632 — O'Neil Building
Bricks visible in the facade of this structure were left over from construction of the first Collingsworth County Courthouse in 1893. Contractor, J.A. White built the courthouse of locally-made bricks and then, with the extra materials, erected this . . . — Map (db m100232) HM
Texas (Collingsworth County), Wellington — Quanah Parker TrailTexas Plains Trail Region
Comanches once hunted Buffalo on Salt Fork of the Red and Buck Creek in present day Collingsworth Co. Arrow Sculptor: Charles A Smith — Map (db m100276) HM
Texas (Collingsworth County), Wellington — 4324 — Rocking Chair "Ranche"(1883-1893)
Owned by Scottish Earls of Aberdeen and Tweedmouth. The headquarters were at Aberdeen (about 7 mi NE). Starting with 14,745 cattle, the Rocking Chair made profits for a few years, then failed. In north part of county are hills bearing . . . — Map (db m100275) HM
Texas (Collingsworth County), Wellington — 4218 — The Red River Plunge of Bonnie and Clyde
On June 10, 1933, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Pritchard and family saw from their home on the bluff (west) the plunge of an auto into Red River. Rescuing the victims, unrecognized as Bonnie Parker and Clyde and Buck Barrow, they sent for help. . . . — Map (db m16269) HM

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