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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Andrews County, Texas
Adjacent to Andrews County, Texas
► Ector County (53) ► Gaines County (3) ► Martin County (9) ► Midland County (30) ► Winkler County (15) ► Lea County, New Mexico (7)
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| American Civil War
12 April 1861 - 9 April 1865
U.S. President Abraham Lincoln
The War Between the States began when 11 Southern states demanding stronger state rights seceded and formed the Confederate States of America led by . . . — — Map (db m164164) HM WM|
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|C.E. Ogden No. 1, producing 200 barrels a day from San Andres lime formation was brought in, Dec. 1929, by Deep Rock Oil Co.--The Andrews County discovery well and first of 730 wells in Fuhrman-Masco oil field.
Bought, Feb. 1932, by . . . — — Map (db m61380) HM|
|Andrews County Veterans Memorial was dedicated on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 2006.
All veterans that are living or deceased that served in the military will be eligible. The veteran must be honorably discharged and born, . . . — — Map (db m110153) WM|
|On May 25, 1965, from one of 7,400 producing oil wells in the county's 196 fields, came the Billionth Barrel of Andrews County crude oil.
In the 35 years and 5 months since oil flowed from the county's discovery well, C.E. Ogden No. 1, in Dec. . . . — — Map (db m61377) HM|
| In recognition of loyal and unselfish service to the community of Andrews over a period of 47 years.
This building will henceforth be known as the C.E. Carruth Bi-Centennial Building
As a key member of the American Revolution Bi-centennial . . . — — Map (db m164031) HM WM|
|Descendant of a Virginian who fought in the American Revolution. Came to Texas at 17 for health. Served (1898-1899) in Spanish-American War, Co. K, 1st Texas Inf. Vol. Regt. Later took up ranching in Andrews County. Married Jessie Whitten; had 4 . . . — — Map (db m61373) HM|
|One of last frontiers of Texas. Anglo settlement here lagged 60 years behind rest of state due to Indians and scarcity of water.
In 1886 O.B. Holt became first man to file for county land. First settlers included the Cowden brothers and Peter . . . — — Map (db m61375) HM|
"We will not waiver, we will not tire we will
not falter and we will not fail. Peace and freedom
will prevail. George W. Bush
Persian Gulf War
2 August 1990 - 11 April 1991
U.S. President George H. Bush
The occupation of Kuwait . . . — — Map (db m164078) HM WM|
|Named for old town of Florey, established as a post office 7 miles to the northeast in 1909, prior to the organization of Andrews County, June 1910.
In heart of the Means Oil Field, opened 1930, this park is at site of a 1934-1958 camp of . . . — — Map (db m61421) HM|
|In 1941 the Fullerton Oil Company of California struck oil near this site, and by 1945 more than 100 drilling rigs were in operation. The discovery brought great numbers of workers into the area, resulting in the establishment of the town of . . . — — Map (db m61418) HM|
"Events have brought our
American democracy to
new influence and new
responsibilities. They will
test our courage, our devotion to duty, and our
concept of liberty to that end. We will devote our
strength, our resources, and our firmness . . . — — Map (db m164053) HM WM|
|Organized in 1907 by circuit preacher F.T . Pollard and seven charter members. The group held services in local school until 1912, when a one-room church was built, financed by donations of members, including a generous gift from rancher J.S. Means. . . . — — Map (db m61379) HM|
|Chartered Jan. 16, 1916, by Midland Farms Co., which was owned by David Fasken of Toronto, Canada. The 65 miles of road were completed from Midland to Seminole in 1918. Operated with an engine borrowed from Texas and Pacific Railway until 1920, when . . . — — Map (db m110192) HM|
|Founded when Andrews County was organized, in 1910, on land owned by Robert Madison Means (b. 1878). With his father, J.S. Means, "Bob" Means began homesteading here in 1899 and organized an abstract company in 1909. When Andrews battled Shafter . . . — — Map (db m61374) HM|
|First town in yet-unorganized Andrews County. Platted 1908.
Named for lake charted in 1875 survey of Col. Wm. R. Shafter, whose maps and victories over powerful Indians opened the Permian Basin to settlement.
Water trough built by John . . . — — Map (db m61420) HM|
|In 1875, Col. Wm. R. Shafter and a company of soldiers traveled from Fort Concho (where San Angelo is today) to Monument Springs, N. Mex., charting the arid plains, mapping all the vital watering places.
This marker is in the only town of . . . — — Map (db m61376) HM|
| Built in 1900, this is one of the
oldest houses in Andrews County.
S. H. Purcell, his wife, and two
relatives each filed on a section
of public land, building this home
where section-corners met, so
that each individual could fulfill
the . . . — — Map (db m164030) HM|
|Andrews County produced it’s 2nd billionth barrel of crude oil August 21, 1981. Sixteen years and 96 days after its first billionth barrel came from beneath the county’s 1500 square miles.
In producing two billion barrels in 52 years, Andrews . . . — — Map (db m61378) HM|
"Let every nation know,
whether it wishes us well
or ill, that we shall pay
any price bear any burden,
meet any hardship support
any friend to assure the
survival and success
John F. Kennedy
5 August . . . — — Map (db m164076) HM WM|
A nation which does not
remember what it was
yesterday does not know
what it is today nor what
it is trying to do. We are
trying to do a futile thing.
If we do not know where we
came from or what we have
T. Woodrow Wilson
. . . — — Map (db m164034) HM WM|
| "We must be the great
arsenal of democracy, it is the strength of men and women who value their
freedom more highly than they value their live. We have the men - the
skill the wealth - and
above all the will...
Franklin D. Roosevelt
World . . . — — Map (db m164074) HM WM|