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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Tom Green County, Texas

Clickable Map of Tom Green County, Texas and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Tom Green County, TX (92) Coke County, TX (33) Concho County, TX (14) Irion County, TX (7) Menard County, TX (36) Reagan County, TX (9) Runnels County, TX (53) Schleicher County, TX (13) Sterling County, TX (7)  TomGreenCounty(92) Tom Green County (92)  CokeCounty(33) Coke County (33)  ConchoCounty(14) Concho County (14)  IrionCounty(7) Irion County (7)  MenardCounty(36) Menard County (36)  ReaganCounty(9) Reagan County (9)  RunnelsCounty(53) Runnels County (53)  SchleicherCounty(13) Schleicher County (13)  SterlingCounty(7) Sterling County (7)
San Angelo is the county seat for Tom Green County
Adjacent to Tom Green County, Texas
      Coke County (33)  
      Concho County (14)  
      Irion County (7)  
      Menard County (36)  
      Reagan County (9)  
      Runnels County (53)  
      Schleicher County (13)  
      Sterling County (7)  
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1Texas (Tom Green County), Carlsbad — 12228 — Anti-Tuberculosis Colony No. 1 — (McKnight State Tuberculosis Hospital)
In 1911 the Texas legislature passed a law calling for the establishment of state institutions for the treatment of tuberculosis. Founded across the highway in 1912, the Anti-Tuberculosis Colony No. 1 opened with facilities for 57 patients on a . . . Map (db m95924) HM
2Texas (Tom Green County), Christoval — 849 — Christoval
Frontiersmen began to immigrate into the South Concho Valley in 1870s, locating along the “Toe Nail” trail from Fort McKavett to Fort Concho. By mid-1880s the settlement began to develop and a Union church was organized. The South . . . Map (db m115963) HM
3Texas (Tom Green County), Christoval — 850 — Christoval Baptist Church
Settlement of this area began in the 1860s and increased in the 1870s and 1880s following the establishment of Fort Concho in nearby San Angelo. The town of Christoval began to develop by 1885. The South Concho Baptist congregation was . . . Map (db m115962) HM
4Texas (Tom Green County), Christoval — 12229 — Christoval United Methodist Church
According to local history, Christoval Methodists, Baptists, and Cumberland Presbyterians assembled for worship services in the Cumberland Presbyterian church building before 1910. Circuit riders from the three denominations preached on alternate . . . Map (db m115961) HM
5Texas (Tom Green County), Christoval — Confederate Reunion Grounds — Christoval
Along the banks of the South Concho River, Confederate veterans of the War Between the States (1861-1865) gathered in reunion beginning in 1902. They were members of the United Confederate Veterans Colorado—Concho Confederate Reunion . . . Map (db m115960) HM
6Texas (Tom Green County), Christoval — Historic Roadside Park
The picnic area on US 277 in Tom Green County is an early roadside park developed by the Texas Highway Department -- now Texas Dep't of Transportation. This 1935 park accommodated motorists attending Texas Centennial events in 1936. It was . . . Map (db m104049) HM
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7Texas (Tom Green County), Goodfellow Air Force Base — BT-13A Valiant — Dedicated 15 February 1994
Span: 42 Feet • Speed: 140 MPH Length: 29 Feet • Ceiling: 16,500 Feet Cost: $20,000 • Engine: 1 Pratt & Whitney R-985 Manufactured by Vultee, the BT-13 Valiant almost completely dominated the AAF Basic Pilot Training program during WWII. Called . . . Map (db m12029) HM
8Texas (Tom Green County), Goodfellow Air Force Base — Chaplain, Major General Robert Preston Taylor — U.S. Air Force Chief of Chaplains — September 1962 - August 1966 —
Chaplain Taylor was born in Henderson, Texas, in 1909. He received a bachelor of arts degree from Baylor University, Waco, Texas, in 1933; a master of theology degree from Baylor University, in 1936; and a doctor of theology degree from . . . Map (db m71826) HM
9Texas (Tom Green County), Goodfellow Air Force Base — Charles B. Metcalfe — 18 May 1856 - 11 Dec 1941
This gate marks the east entrance to Glenmore Hall, built by Charles B. Metcalfe as his residence in 1907, about one-quarter mile west of this marker. Metcalfe arrived in the Concho Valley in 1873 at age seventeen from his home in Tennessee. In . . . Map (db m71801) HM
10Texas (Tom Green County), Goodfellow Air Force Base — EC-47 ARDF Operations in Southeast Asia
The aircraft on display is actually a C-47A, serial number 42-108866, but painted and marked to depict an EC-47Q, serial number 43-15204 assigned to the 361st TEWS and 6994th SS in Southeast Asia during 1974. Dedicated to the Silent Warriors . . . Map (db m71799) HM
11Texas (Tom Green County), Goodfellow Air Force Base — Goodfellow Field — 1941
In commemoration of Lieutenant John J. Goodfellow, Jr. who died in aerial combat Sept. 14th 1918 near Metz, France while serving with the A.E.F.Map (db m71797) HM
12Texas (Tom Green County), Goodfellow Air Force Base — RF-4C Phantom II
This reconnaissance aircraft honors the aircrews and imagery interpreters who since World War I, have provided photo imagery intelligence for U.S. fighting forces. As the training center for imagery analysis, Goodfellow Air Force Base has played . . . Map (db m71784) HM
13Texas (Tom Green County), Goodfellow Air Force Base — RF-4C Phantom II — Dedicated 27 July 1990
Span: 38 feet • Speed: 1,384 mph Length: 62 feet • Ceiling: 55,200 feet Cost: $1,900,000 • Engine: 2 GE J-79 In the early 1960s the USAF developed the RF-4C out of the F-4 Phantom II fighter to reinforce the RF-101 in its tactical . . . Map (db m71785) HM
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14Texas (Tom Green County), Goodfellow Air Force Base — RQ-1K Predator — Dedicated 27 May 2009
Span: 48.7 feet • Speed: 70-135 mph Length: 27 feet • Ceiling: 25,000 feet Cost: $1 million • Engine: Four-cylinder Rotax 914F The aircraft on display is the RQ-1K Predator, SN 95-3013. It is a medium-altitude, long-endurance, . . . Map (db m71828) HM
15Texas (Tom Green County), Goodfellow Air Force Base — RQ-4A Global Hawk — Displayed - 9 February 2012
Wingspan: 116.2 ft • Length: 44.4 ft Speed: 400 mph • Range: 1,300+ miles Ceiling: 65,000 ft • Cost: $35 million Northrup Grumman developed the RQ-4 Global Hawk in response to a Department of Defense requirement for a high-altitude . . . Map (db m71771) HM
16Texas (Tom Green County), Goodfellow Air Force Base — T-28A Trojan — Dedicated 30 June 1998
Span: 41 Feet • Speed: 283 MPH Length: 32 Feet • Ceiling: 25,200 Feet Cost: $123,000 • Engine: 1 Wright R-1300 From 1950 to 1957 North American Aviation manufactured 1,948 Trojans to replace the T-6 trainer, delivering the "A" Model to the Air . . . Map (db m12026) HM
17Texas (Tom Green County), Goodfellow Air Force Base — T-6G Texan — Displayed 14 April 2005
Wingspan: 42' 0" • Max. Speed: 205 mph Length: 29' 6" • Service Ceiling: 23,200' Cost: $27,000 • Engine: P&W R-1340 w/600 hp North American Aviation manufactured more than 15,000 "Texans" before production ceased in the early 1950's. . . . Map (db m71788) HM
18Texas (Tom Green County), Goodfellow Air Force Base — TB-25N Mitchell — Dedicated 11 November 1983
Span: 68 Feet • Speed: 275 MPH Length: 53 Feet • Ceiling: 25,000 Feet Cost: $96,000 • Engine: 2 Wright R-2600 Named for air power advocate Gen Billy Mitchell, the North American B-25 medium bomber entered service in 1941. The first aircraft to . . . Map (db m12033) HM
19Texas (Tom Green County), Grape Creek — 15503 — Butterfield Stage Station at Grape Creek
An early stagecoach stop near here provided the foundation for a frontier community. In the mid-19th century, stage lines were a primary means of moving people, mail and supplies through the region. John Butterfield, president of the Overland Mail . . . Map (db m95950) HM
20Texas (Tom Green County), Knickerbocker — 2963 — Knickerbocker
Attracted by irrigable land and the available water supply in Dove Creek, farmers, sheepmen, and cattlemen came to this area in the 1870s. First to arrive were the Baze brothers, who dug an irrigation ditch in 1875 to grow melons and hay for nearby . . . Map (db m116066) HM
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21Texas (Tom Green County), Knickerbocker — 2964 — Knickerbocker Schools
Education for children in southwestern Tom Green County was available at Knickerbocker schools as early as 1877. The Baze Subscription School, built by A.P. Baze (1833-1880) on his farm two miles north of Knickerbocker. Operated from 1877 to 1889, . . . Map (db m116067) HM
22Texas (Tom Green County), San Angelo — 11787 — ​Johnson Street Church of Christ
In 1898 or 1899, Mrs. W. A. Pringle began seeking those in the San Angelo area who might wish to join her family in worship in the Church of Christ tradition. Andrew Jackson McCarty of Austin held a revival in San Angelo in 1900, after which a small . . . Map (db m160881) HM
23Texas (Tom Green County), San Angelo — 1 East Twohig Avenue
City of San Angelo Texas Historic Landmark ——————— Exposed cast iron columns are part of the original structure built 1906Map (db m72004) HM
24Texas (Tom Green County), San Angelo — Allen-Hartgrove House
Home of the George Allen family Preserved by H.A. & Katherine Hartgrove Built in 1909 Restored in 2000Map (db m194522) HM
25Texas (Tom Green County), San Angelo — Angelo State University Memorial Oak Grove
This memorial grove of oak trees and this tablet of bronze are affectionately dedicated to the memory of the patriotic ex-students of San Angelo College who lost their lives in World War II. Robert Vance Bennett • Norman G. Ogden • Herman L.E. . . . Map (db m210344) WM
26Texas (Tom Green County), San Angelo — 17192 — Assumption of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church
On Nov. 23 1929, a group of Greek residents in San Angelo made the first attempt to organize the Greek community in the area by creating the "Hellenic Educational Society 'The Platon'" or "Platon Society." This society was intended to establish a . . . Map (db m128097) HM
27Texas (Tom Green County), San Angelo — 1592 — Ben Ficklin Cemetery — (Also known as Metcalfe-Spence Cemetery)
Replaced older burial plot at nearby settlement of Ben Ficklin, after flood of Aug. 24, 1882, washed away the town and inundated the cemetery, exposing many graves. Charles B. Metcalfe, nephew of Col. Francis C. Taylor, founder of Ben Ficklin, . . . Map (db m116099) HM
28Texas (Tom Green County), San Angelo — Blacksmith — San Angelo, Texas
Village Blacksmith Mural March 2003 Made possible by funds raised from the first West Texas Regional Domino Tournament. Originated, organized and chaired by Dal De Wees [Historical nature of mural is understood, however, it's . . . Map (db m71927) HM
29Texas (Tom Green County), San Angelo — 23432 — Calvary Catholic Cemetery
This Catholic cemetery was created June 12, 1893. The first burial, that of Yrinia Buendia, took place within the month. Graves with earlier dates are transferred burials. A memorial altar and crucifixion scene were erected in 1960. A security . . . Map (db m201951) HM
30Texas (Tom Green County), San Angelo — Chadwick Building
Donated by M. Koenigheim for San Angelo's first school, this site later became the home of L. Schwartz & Co., a mercantile store. Local Architect Oscar Ruffini designed the structure, which was built by P.A. Williams in 1903. The San Angelo . . . Map (db m72018) HM
31Texas (Tom Green County), San Angelo — 810 — Charles B. Metcalfe — (May 18, 1856 - Dec. 10, 1941) — Tom Green County Statesman —
Sponsor of 1918 measure to give Texas women right to vote. Born in Lawrence County, Tenn. Came to Texas 1872. Helped map town site of Ben Ficklin, first county seat, Tom Green County. Grew first bale of cotton and installed first . . . Map (db m71967) HM
32Texas (Tom Green County), San Angelo — City Hall
City of San Angelo Texas Historic LandmarkMap (db m71962) HM
33Texas (Tom Green County), San Angelo — 17314 — Congregation Beth Israel
In the 1880s, Jews were well established in the Concho Valley and met for religious observance although they did not have a formal building. By 1926, there were approx 35 Jewish families and individuals in San Angelo, and procedures to erect a . . . Map (db m128098) HM
34Texas (Tom Green County), San Angelo — Construction of the Fort
Between 1867 and 1879, troops and civilian craftsmen, many being German stonemasons from Fredericksburg, Texas, erected six barracks, ten officers' quarters, several storehouses, six stables/corrals, a headquarters, hospital, schoolhouse/chapel, . . . Map (db m72002) HM
35Texas (Tom Green County), San Angelo — Crew of "Abbot 27"
In memory of the Crew of "Abbot 27," B-36J No. 52-2818, who perished on 25 May 1955 near Sterling City, Texas. Crewmembers were assigned to the 40th Bomb Squadron (Heavy), 6th Bombardment Wing, Walker AFB, Roswell, New Mexico. [B-36 . . . Map (db m71969) HM WM
36Texas (Tom Green County), San Angelo — 1167 — Daniel Millar
Arrived in Texas in 1831. Served in the Texas War for Independence Member of Captain William J. E. Heard's Company of Citizen Soldiers at the Battle of San Jacinto Died in 1894.Map (db m160871) HM
37Texas (Tom Green County), San Angelo — 15447 — Delta Memorial Park Cemetery
Established 1928 Historic Texas Cemetery - 2007Map (db m160872) HM
38Texas (Tom Green County), San Angelo — Dr. Herbert A. Wardlaw Home
has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m72227) HM
39Texas (Tom Green County), San Angelo — E. H. Danner
In recognition of forty years devoted to bringing better communications services to our country, the State of Texas and the citizens of San Angelo, including eleven years as president of GTE Southwest, and for his outstanding contributions to . . . Map (db m72003) HM
40Texas (Tom Green County), San Angelo — 3, 4, 5, 6 — Early Public Transportation in San Angelo — 1840 - 1930 — San Angelo's First Historic Mural —
1840's Wagon Trains Arrive. The Butterfield Stagecoach Served San Angelo 1850's. Santa Fe Depot Built 1906 • Razed 1947 Chadbourn[e] & Fifth Street Corner Locomotive 503 "The Iron Horse" One of First To Serve San Angelo . . . Map (db m71868) HM
41Texas (Tom Green County), San Angelo — 1377 — Eckert House
Oscar (1856-1927) and Martha Geissler Eckert (1871-1934), both German immigrants to the U.S., purchased this lot in 1910. Oscar and his brother Henry built this residence, except for the brickwork, completing the . . . Map (db m160884) HM
42Texas (Tom Green County), San Angelo — Elmer Kelton Memorial Mural — April 29, 1926 - August 22, 2009 — Stylle Read, Muralist —
[Scenes of Kelton and his Western novel themes] [Novels include] Hot Iron • Donovan • Llano River • The Day The Cowboy Quit • The Good Old Boys • The Time It Never Rained • The Man Who Rode Midnight • The Wolf And The Buffalo • Slaughter • . . . Map (db m72179) HM
43Texas (Tom Green County), San Angelo — 1478 — Emmanuel Episcopal Church
First Episcopal services in area were at Ft. Concho, 1871. First parish church was built 1888 with aid from Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Baltimore, MD. This edifice of 1929 has stones and bell from 1884 Tom Green Courthouse and garden wall . . . Map (db m116728) HM
44Texas (Tom Green County), San Angelo — 1549 — Fairmount Cemetery
San Angelo established the "New City Cemetery" here in 1893 on 22.5 acres. The first recorded burial was that of city alderman George Bond's wife, Elise, in 1893. A cemetery association, formed in 1897, organized a volunteer women's auxiliary . . . Map (db m160873) HM
45Texas (Tom Green County), San Angelo — 1671 — First Baptist Church of San Angelo
The first Baptist missionary efforts in this area began in 1881 with Dr. Owen C. Pope and the Rev. L. R. Millican, who became noted for their work on the Texas frontier. Although it is not known exactly when this congregation was organized, a . . . Map (db m128100) HM
46Texas (Tom Green County), San Angelo — 1821 — First Presbyterian Church
The Presbytery of Central Texas sent the Rev. J. H. Zivley to San Angelo in 1885 to organize a church here. Seven communicants met with Zivley in the Methodist church building and founded the Southern Presbyterian Church of San Angelo. They . . . Map (db m71961) HM
47Texas (Tom Green County), San Angelo — 1895 — First United Methodist Church of San Angelo
A product of 1870s religious zeal on this Indian-menaced frontier. After flood destroyed area's early community of Ben Ficklin (5 mi. s), closing its Sunday school, this church was organized and chartered by the West Texas Methodist Conference . . . Map (db m71937) HM
48Texas (Tom Green County), San Angelo — Fort Concho — 1867 - 1889 — Military District of the Pecos 1878 —
Dept. of Texas Federal Forts 1866 - 1890 Col. Ranald S. MacKenzie Col. Benjamin Grierson 1875-82 10th U.S. Cavalry [Regimental Crest] Lone Wolf • Victorio • Quanah Parker Cavalry Regiments 3, 4, 8, 9, 10 Infantry Regiments 10, . . . Map (db m71890) HM WM
49Texas (Tom Green County), San Angelo — 1977 — Fort Concho
The center of a line of forts extending from the northeastern border of Texas to El Paso. Was also northern point of southern chain of forts extending to Rio Grande, thence along that river to its mouth. Established 1867 (at then junction of . . . Map (db m29880) HM
50Texas (Tom Green County), San Angelo — Fort Concho Medal of Honor Memorial
The highest United States military decoration, the Medal of Honor, is awarded in the name of Congress for achievements above and beyond the call of duty. Although not representing the actual burials, these “In Memory Of” headstones . . . Map (db m152039) HM WM
51Texas (Tom Green County), San Angelo — Goodfellow Air Force Base — Serving The Nation Since 1940 — 1st. Lt. John J. Goodfellow Jr. —
BT-13 1944-46 • AT-6 1944-54 B-25 1945, 54-58 3545th Pilot Training Wing 1945 • 1958 USAF Security Service School 1958 • 1978 3480th Technical Training Wing 1978 • 1985 Goodfellow Technical Training Center 1985 • 1993 . . . Map (db m71905) HM
52Texas (Tom Green County), San Angelo — 12230 — Guadalupe Elementary School
From its inception, San Angelo, like most Texas towns, struggled with "separate but equal" schools for its citizens. Separate public education began in San Angelo in 1895. By 1906 the small school for Mexican American students was filled to capacity . . . Map (db m160874) HM
53Texas (Tom Green County), San Angelo — H. C. Wendland Building
City of San Angelo Texas Historic LandmarkMap (db m72178) HM
54Texas (Tom Green County), San Angelo — 2546 — Homesite of Mrs. Robert Massie (1867-1931) — Massie Club House
A dedicated member of the Methodist Church and a gifted teacher, Mrs. Massie was a humanitarian who worked to further education throughout her life. The former Mary Lee Payne, Mrs. Massie was born in Weimar [Texas], one of four children. She . . . Map (db m72228) HM
55Texas (Tom Green County), San Angelo — 15969 — Immanuel Baptist Church
In 1910, following a revival service, a group of area residents organized Immanuel Baptist Church. The members started the church to serve Baptists in the rapidly-growing north section of San Angelo. The charter members met in a home before soon . . . Map (db m160883) HM
56Texas (Tom Green County), San Angelo — J. J. Rackley Building
Entered in the National Register of Historic Places 1983 City of San Angelo Texas Historic LandmarkMap (db m72174) HM
57Texas (Tom Green County), San Angelo — 2789 — John Ingram
A San Jacinto veteran. Born in Kentucky, March 10, 1808. Died in San Angelo, February, 1896.Map (db m160875) HM
58Texas (Tom Green County), San Angelo — 2801 — John R. ("Sarge") Nasworthy — (September 12, 1849 - November 4, 1924)
Colorful pioneer and Texas Ranger who helped to create civilization and institutions of West Texas. Owned ranch land on which today is situated Lake Nasworthy – first conservation lake in this area. Born in Georgia. Served . . . Map (db m116065) HM
59Texas (Tom Green County), San Angelo — 2824 — John Yellott Rust — (June 4, 1867 - October 7, 1952)
President and General Manager, for more than 50 years, of San Angelo Telephone Company (first office near this site). Born to a prominent family at Leesburg, Virginia, Rust was educated there and in Maryland. He went to work at 16 digging post . . . Map (db m71932) HM
60Texas (Tom Green County), San Angelo — 18803 — Kiwanis Little Olympics
On April 21, 1942, the first Little Olympics began as a community service project organized by the San Angelo Kiwanis Club. The event let grade school-aged children prepare for and compete in an area track and field competition, otherwise not . . . Map (db m160886) HM
61Texas (Tom Green County), San Angelo — 1593 — Major Ben Ficklin, C.S.A. — (1827 - 1871)
Called Mystery Man of the Confederacy. Educated at Virginia Military Institute. At age 18 served as corporal in Mexican War. In 1850’s worked with stagecoach and mail lines from Missouri to San Francisco. Helped to start the Pony Express line in . . . Map (db m116097) HM
62Texas (Tom Green County), San Angelo — 3536 — Municipal Swimming Pool
In September 1936 a devastating flood swept down the South Concho River, inundating much of the city of San Angelo. Among the many properties lost or severely damaged were the city's parks and its public swimming pool. Plans were made to rebuild the . . . Map (db m38751) HM
63Texas (Tom Green County), San Angelo — Myers Drug
C. Russell Myers came to San Angelo in 1926 as manager of El Cos Drug, located at 26 S. Chadbourne. In 1934, Myers purchased the business and changed the name to Myers Drugs. The store moved to a new location at 22 S. Chadbourne in 1959. In . . . Map (db m72019) HM
64Texas (Tom Green County), San Angelo — O.C. Fisher Federal Building and United States Courthouse — 1911
Completed in 1911 and expanded in 1932, the O.C. Fisher Federal Building has continuously served the citizens of San Angelo and surrounding communities. This edifice was originally built to house the city's main post office and the U.S. District . . . Map (db m71933) HM
65Texas (Tom Green County), San Angelo — Orient-Santa Fe Freight Depot — Santa Fe Crossing Senior Center
City of San Angelo Texas Historic Landmark ——————— Historic Orient-Santa Fe Freight Depot San Angelo, Texas 1995 Remember these for their vision and diligence to preserving our past: . . . Map (db m72020) HM
66Texas (Tom Green County), San Angelo — 15218 — Orient-Santa Fe Passenger Depot
The Kansas City, Mexico, and Orient Railway Company (KCM&O) built this depot in 1909-10. The KCM&O was one of three connecting railroads promoted by mining and railroad entrepreneur Arthur E. Stilwell. The proposed rail system ran 1,600 miles . . . Map (db m71889) HM
67Texas (Tom Green County), San Angelo — 3875 — Original Tom Green County
On transcontinental trail of California Gold Rush. Until 1846 a part of Bexar Land District, Republic of Texas. Private tracts were surveyed as early as 1847. German Emigration Company colony (90 mi. SE) had grants here, but in 1840s found . . . Map (db m71965) HM
68Texas (Tom Green County), San Angelo — 4433 — Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Catholic priests visited the Concho River area in the 17th and 18th centuries, but modern Catholicism began after the founding of Fort Concho in 1867. Father Mathurin J. Pairier (1822?-1888) began visiting here in 1874. He cared for the . . . Map (db m71936) HM
69Texas (Tom Green County), San Angelo — San Angelo Army Air Field — 1942 - 1945 — 34th Training Group Bombardier School —
Col. George M. Palmer Commander 1942-45 First training class 42-17 began Sept. 1942. Cadets came from Preflight schools at Ellington Field (Houston) and Santa Ana, Ca. During WWII the Santa Fe Orient Depot was the train station where many . . . Map (db m71904) HM WM
70Texas (Tom Green County), San Angelo — San Angelo Lodge No. 570, A.F.&A.M.
Has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior 1988 City of San Angelo Texas Historic LandmarkMap (db m72175) HM
71Texas (Tom Green County), San Angelo — San Angelo National Bank Building
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m71930) HM
72Texas (Tom Green County), San Angelo — 4664 — Sheep and Goat Industry in Texas
Spanish explorers introduced sheep to the southwest in the 1500s, and Spanish missions depended on the animals for food and clothing. The first Angora goats, known for the beauty and strength of their mohair, were brought to Texas in 1853 by Col. W. . . . Map (db m96063) HM
73Texas (Tom Green County), San Angelo — 14447 — Site of Ben Ficklin
An early stage stand named in honor of Major Ben Ficklin, 1820 - 1870. A noted frontiersman, mail and stage contractor, who assisted in establishing the Pony Express. He carried the first message from the first governor of California to the governor . . . Map (db m116101) HM
74Texas (Tom Green County), San Angelo — 1062 — Site of Cornick Bungalows — (First Tuberculosis Hospital in Tom Green County)
​ In 1907 Dr. Boyd Cornick built 30 cottages here as part of his pioneer efforts in treatment of tuberculosis. Having previously recovered from the often-fatal disease, Cornick found that rest, a dry, warm climate, and proper diet were an . . . Map (db m160870) HM
75Texas (Tom Green County), San Angelo — South Chadbourne 200 Block Early 1900's — Extra Extra Read All About It
This Mural is a street scene from the early 1900's looking north down Chadbourne Street from the Concho Street [sic - Avenue] corner behind you. The building on the far left was the Ragsdale building which used to sit in this parking lot. . . . Map (db m71929) HM
76Texas (Tom Green County), San Angelo — 5044 — St. John's Hospital
In 1909, San Angelo had a population of 15,000 and no hospital to serve the needs of its people. That year the San Angelo Business Club, forerunner of the Chamber of Commerce, appealed to the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word of San Antonio . . . Map (db m128102) HM
77Texas (Tom Green County), San Angelo — Texas Historic Bridge — Lone Wolf Bridge
This 132-foot-long Pratt through truss, fabricated in 1922 by the Virginia Bridge and Iron Co. of Roanoke, Virginia, was commissioned by the newly created State Highway Department of Texas. Set on two limestone piers topped by concrete caps, it . . . Map (db m194534) HM
78Texas (Tom Green County), San Angelo — The Butterfield or California Trail
The Butterfield or California Trail Established 1849 Crossed at this Point Marked by the Pocahontas Chapter D.A.R. 1928Map (db m96221) HM
79Texas (Tom Green County), San Angelo — The Freeze Building — 18 West Concho Avenue
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior City of San Angelo Texas Historic LandmarkMap (db m72177) HM
80Texas (Tom Green County), San Angelo — The Old Chicken Farm Art Center — Established 1971
Originally founded as a place for artists to live and produce artwork, the Old Chicken Farm Art Center flourished throughout the 70's & 80's and housed 22 studios and a bronze foundry in addition to Allen's Clay Studio. In 1991, the back half . . . Map (db m72218) HM
81Texas (Tom Green County), San Angelo — 5421 — The San Angelo Standard
In 1884 J. G. Murphy and W. A. Guthrie, co-workers at the "San Angelo Enterprise", bought the weekly newspaper operation and began the "Standard". The first four-page edition was published on May 3 of that year. Early stories included coverage . . . Map (db m71954) HM
82Texas (Tom Green County), San Angelo — 4611 — The Schwartz & Raas and San Angelo National Bank Building
These three Victorian commercial structures were built during the local economic boom of the 1880s. Among the earliest permanent buildings in San Angelo, they represent the early development of the city as the leading commercial center of the area. . . . Map (db m38748) HM
83Texas (Tom Green County), San Angelo — 5227 — The Tenth Cavalry
Following the Civil War, the United States Congress authorized the creation of six regiments of black U.S. Army troops. The Tenth Cavalry was organized in 1867 under the leadership of Col. Benjamin Grierson (1826-1911). The order creating black . . . Map (db m29881) HM
84Texas (Tom Green County), San Angelo — The Trust Building
This building was completed in 1908 by a group of pioneering investors of early San Angelo. The leader was Colonel C.C. Walsh, the president of San Angelo Bank & Trust Company. They built a new state-of-the-art bank unlike any in west Texas . . . Map (db m194513) HM
85Texas (Tom Green County), San Angelo — 11186 — Tom Green — Confederate General
[Side A] Led 5th Texas Cavalry Battle Val Verde in Arizona-New Mexico Campaign 1861 1862 Commanded "Cotton Clad" carrying cavalrymen dubbed "Horse Marines" in recapture Galveston January 1863. Made Brigadier General while leading . . . Map (db m126723) HM
86Texas (Tom Green County), San Angelo — Tom Green County
A part of the Miller and Fisher Grant in 1842 Created a County   March 13, 1874 Organized   January 5, 1875 Named in honor of General Thomas Green, 1814–1864 A veteran of San Jacinto Member of the Somervell Expedition . . . Map (db m116100) HM
87Texas (Tom Green County), San Angelo — Tom Green County Courthouse — County of Tom Green Organized 1875 — City of San Angelo Incorporated 1903 —
To the memory of the heroic pioneers of West Texas, this building is dedicated. Men's homage and their love shall never cease to follow them. ——————— Tom Green County Courthouse has been . . . Map (db m71966) HM
88Texas (Tom Green County), San Angelo — Tom Green County Organizers
In appreciation of the pioneers who organized Tom Green County in 1875, comprising 12,500 sq. miles. Organizing commissioners C.W. Delong • W.S. Kelly J.L. Millspaugh F.C. Taylor • W.S. Veck County seat transferred from Ben . . . Map (db m194529) HM
89Texas (Tom Green County), San Angelo — 11248 — Veterans Memorial
Dedicated in memory of all veterans who served honorably in the Armed Forces of the United States of America [Veteran organization emblems]Map (db m71968) WM
90Texas (Tom Green County), Veribest — 18794 — R. F. Tankersley Homestead
Richard Franklin Tankersley was born June 23, 1828, in Georgia and married Annie Allen of Aberdeen, Mississippi, in 1848. They moved to Texas and in 1864 established a home as ranchers on Spring Creek. Soon land in the area began to be sold for . . . Map (db m128096) HM
91Texas (Tom Green County), Wall — 16801 — Wall Brethren Church
This congregation dates from summer 1929, when Czech-speaking Brethren families from Granger, Taylor and Rowena moved here. Early services were held in worshipers' homes. In fall 1929, an unused Methodist church in Wall became the place of worship. . . . Map (db m128099) HM
92Texas (Tom Green County), Water Valley — 12237 — World War I Peace Monument
At the close of “The Great War,” the citizens of Water Valley wanted to honor those of their community who had served overseas. They were inspired by a small family monument erected on the eastern ridge of Mount McLaughlin in 1902. . . . Map (db m96065) HM
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Dec. 9, 2022