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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Collingsworth County, Texas

 
Clickable Map of Collingsworth County, Texas and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Collingsworth County, TX (15) Childress County, TX (9) Donley County, TX (32) Gray County, TX (28) Hall County, TX (11) Wheeler County, TX (41) Beckham County, OK (14) Harmon County, OK (2)  CollingsworthCounty(15) Collingsworth County (15)  ChildressCounty(9) Childress County (9)  DonleyCounty(32) Donley County (32)  GrayCounty(28) Gray County (28)  HallCounty(11) Hall County (11)  WheelerCounty(41) Wheeler County (41)  BeckhamCountyOklahoma(14) Beckham County (14)  HarmonCounty(2) Harmon County (2)
Adjacent to Collingsworth County, Texas
    Childress County (9)
    Donley County (32)
    Gray County (28)
    Hall County (11)
    Wheeler County (41)
    Beckham County, Oklahoma (14)
    Harmon County, Oklahoma (2)
 
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1Texas (Collingsworth County), Aberdeen — 13782 — Needwood Cemetery
Texas Historic Cemetery Needwood Church and School - 1890 ✟ ✟ Needwood Cemetery - 1894 ✟ ✟

Needwood Cemetery Association - 1992 Founded by Bailey Stinson & Irma Morgan

O God, above all creations Thy . . . Map (db m152793) HM WM
2Texas (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
3Texas (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
4Texas (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
5Texas (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
6Texas (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
7Texas (Collingsworth County), Wellington — 17649 — Dozier Cemetery
Located in northwest Collingsworth County, the Dozier Cemetery was named after the Dozier Creek and a nearby cowboy camp at the head of the creek. This area has been inhabited for thousands of years as evidenced by archeological evidence of . . . Map (db m152670) HM
8Texas (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
9Texas (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
10Texas (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
11Texas (Collingsworth County), Wellington — 4141 — Quail Cemetery
Among the earliest settlers of this area were J.E. & Mary Jane Blevins and their children. Arriving in 1902, they were soon involved in the organization of a community school, post office, and church. J.E. & Mary Jane Blevins donated land for each . . . Map (db m152665) HM
12Texas (Collingsworth County), Wellington — 27 — 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 m152673) HM
13Texas (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
14Texas (Collingsworth County), Wellington — 4769 — Site of Dozier Schoolhouse
In 1893, the men of the newly-settled Dozier Community built a one-room schoolhouse to serve the educational needs of the children of that town and the surrounding farming and ranching area. Seigniora Russell (Laune) served as the first . . . Map (db m152708) HM
15Texas (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
 
May. 16, 2021