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

Hartley County Texas Historical Markers

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By Bill Kirchner, November 19, 2015
Channing United Methodist Church Marker
Texas (Hartley County), Channing — 11980 — Channing United Methodist Church
The town of Channing was organized in 1890 as a general headquarters and supplier for the vast XIT Ranch. The Channing Methodist Church was organized in the fledgling town by the Rev. E. T. Harrison. Records indicate that it was the first Methodist . . . — Map (db m91793) HM
Texas (Hartley County), Channing — 2400 — Hartley County Courthouse
Hartley County was created in January 1891, and an election held that year designated the town of Hartley as county seat. A frame courthouse was built on the town square. In October 1896, largely due to XIT Ranch interests, a second election was . . . — Map (db m91790) HM
Texas (Hartley County), Channing — Matador Cowboys Reunion Association1961-2000
The Matador Land and Cattle Company was owned by a syndicate in Dundee, Scotland. The ranch had two divisions in Texas. One began near Matador, Texas, in 1882 and was known as the Lower Outfit. The Alamositas Division, near Channing, Texas, was . . . — Map (db m91791) HM
Texas (Hartley County), Channing — 5916 — XIT General Office
Built in 1898-99 to house the general offices of the 3,000,000-acre XIT Ranch, this building served that purpose until 1912. Five railroad cars of bricks were brought in to construct the house, which features Victorian-era detailing in its . . . — Map (db m91794) HM
Texas (Hartley County), Dalhart — 827 — Chief of the Pastores Casimiro Romero(1833-1912)
Moved to Texas, 1876, from New Mexico — wife and two children in a coach, goods in 14 wagons. Owned 6,000 sheep. A Castilian Spaniard by birth, Romero spoke for pastores (sheep herders), who built eleven haciendas and plazas in Canadian River . . . — Map (db m93202) HM
Texas (Hartley County), Hartley — 1727 — First Hartley County Jail
Built 1892, during land boom. Has not been used as jail since 1903. Recorded Texas Historical Landmark, 1966 — Map (db m93242) HM
Texas (Hartley County), Hartley — 2399 — Hartley County
Formed from Young and Bexar Territories Created August 21, 1876 Organized February 5, 1891 Named in honor of two brothers Oliver Cromwell and Rufus K. Hartley Distinguished members of the Texas Bar Hartley, the . . . — Map (db m93240) HM

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