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

Moore County Texas Historical Markers

Marker located on right in front of Moore County Courthouse. image, Touch for more information
By Mark Hilton, September 15, 2015
Marker located on right in front of Moore County Courthouse.
Texas (Moore County), Dumas — 884 — City of Dumas
In 1891, Louis Dumas and J. R. Wheat formed the Panhandle Townsite Company to develop and promote a community they named Dumas. A post office was established the same year, and in 1892 Dumas was elected the seat of Moore County government. A . . . — Map (db m88771) HM
Texas (Moore County), Dumas — 2147 — Geological Riches of Moore County
Have proved beneficial from earliest times when prehistoric man developed first industry in Texas by mining flint deposits along the Canadian River. Items made from these quarries have been found over a large portion of the western United States. . . . — Map (db m88769) HM
Texas (Moore County), Dumas — 3455 — Moore County
Created 1876 from Bexar Land District. Named in honor of Edwin W. Moore (1810-1865), Commodore of the Navy, Republic of Texas. County was organized July 5, 1892, with Dumas (named for promoter of the townsite) as county seat. Stagecoach and . . . — Map (db m88789) HM
Texas (Moore County), Dumas — 3456 — Moore County Courthouse
Land for this courthouse square was donated by Louis Dumas, who laid out the townsite in 1891. One year later, Moore County was formally organized as a government, and in 1893 the county's first courthouse was built. The original courthouse was . . . — Map (db m88784) HM
Texas (Moore County), Dumas — 4372 — Route of Tascosa-Dodge City Trail
As ranchers and merchants settled in this part of Texas during the 1870s, the need for a direct supply line became evident. This trail was established in 1877 for cattle drives and freight hauls from Tascosa (38 mi. SW) to markets in Dodge City, . . . — Map (db m120035) HM
Texas (Moore County), Dumas — 4373 — Route of the Old Tascosa-Dodge City Trail
 Founded 1877, for travel from Tascosa, on the Canadian (25 mi. SW) to Dodge City, Kansas. Tascosa was supply center for hunters and settlers, Panhandle and South Plains; and for LE, LIT, LS and LX Ranches, running large herds of cattle on . . . — Map (db m88791) HM
Texas (Moore County), Dumas — 4810 — Site of Historic Drift Fence
Until the mid-1880's, no range fences existed in the Texas Panhandle. Thus when winter blizzards came, cattle drifted from Oklahoma, Colorado and Kansas to the Texas ranches of T ("Box T"--Dominion Cattle Co. Ltd.), 7K ("Seven K"--York, Parker & . . . — Map (db m88767) HM
Texas (Moore County), Masterson — 16490 — Masterson
In 1927, three companies combined to construct a natural gas plant and pipeline to produce gas for Denver, Colorado. Small houses and a hotel were constructed for married and single workers. A one-room school was soon constructed for the workers’ . . . — Map (db m88786) HM

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