“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Hall County Texas Historical Markers

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By Bill Kirchner, November 15, 2016
First Presbyterian Church of Memphis Marker
Texas (Hall County), Memphis — 1843 — First Presbyterian Church of Memphis
Established in 1890 under the leadership of the Rev. A. W. Rogers, this church began with thirteen members. This sanctuary, the second for the congregation, was completed in 1911, during the pastorate of the Rev. Dr. R. T. Caldwell. Built by member . . . — Map (db m100105) HM
Texas (Hall County), Memphis — 2336 — Hall County
Formed from Young and Bexar Territories Created   •   Organized August 21, 1876 • June 23, 1890 Named in honor of Warren D.C. Hall 1788 – 1867 Member of The San Felipe Convention in 1832 Second in Command of . . . — Map (db m96346) HM
Texas (Hall County), Memphis — 2337 — Hall County Courthouse
In 1876, the Texas Legislature created Hall County, which organized in 1890 with Memphis as county seat. Two courthouses - a frame building facing the town square (1890-93) and a two-story brick building on this site (1893-1922) - preceded the . . . — Map (db m100106) HM
Texas (Hall County), Memphis — 17574 — Newlin Cemetery
(Two markers identify this Historic Texas Cemetery.) Established 1904 Historic Texas Cemetery Marker is property of the State of Texas Newlin Cemetery A Texas Historical Cemetery Settlement of this area of Hall . . . — Map (db m100121) HM
Texas (Hall County), Memphis — 17892 — Old Fairview Cemetery
Memphis' oldest burial ground is the final resting place for many pioneer families and prominent community members. J.C. Montgomery, “Father of Memphis,” is buried in the oldest section. The cemetery started a few months before Memphis . . . — Map (db m100107) HM
Texas (Hall County), Turkey — Bob Wills
This is an eight sided monument (on first side) Bob Wills (on second side) King of Western Swing (on third side) James Robert (Bob) Wills, born March 6 1905, Grosebeck Texas, first born child of John T. and Emma Foley Wills, brothers . . . — Map (db m100060) HM
Texas (Hall County), Turkey — 1773 — First Methodist Church of Turkey
The Rev. J. D. Terry and seven charter members organized the Elizabeth Methodist Episcopal Church, South, on September 8, 1891, at the home of W. M. & Elizabeth Cooper. Worship services were held in homes and in the nearby Wolf Flat Community . . . — Map (db m100103) HM
Texas (Hall County), Turkey — 13818 — The Ozark Trail at Tampico
In 1913, William Hope "Coin" Harvey, who operated a resort in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas, founded the Ozark Trail Association as a private highway organization. Several Texas and New Mexico counties joined the effort, and the line went . . . — Map (db m100104) HM
Texas (Hall County), Turkey — 5569 — Turkey High School
Turkey's school system acquired this land in 1928 for a $100,000 high school. Amarillo architect E.F. Rittenberry designed a brick structure with English Gothic details. Consolidation with several area schools caused an enrollment of 445 students in . . . — Map (db m47793) HM

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