“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Bailey County, Texas

Clickable Map of Bailey 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> Bailey County, TX (16) Cochran County, TX (7) Hockley County, TX (11) Lamb County, TX (21) Parmer County, TX (18) Curry County, NM (4) Roosevelt County, NM (5)  BaileyCounty(16) Bailey County (16)  CochranCounty(7) Cochran County (7)  HockleyCounty(11) Hockley County (11)  LambCounty(21) Lamb County (21)  ParmerCounty(18) Parmer County (18)  CurryCountyNew Mexico(4) Curry County (4)  RooseveltCounty(5) Roosevelt County (5)
Muleshoe is the county seat for Bailey County
Adjacent to Bailey County, Texas
      Cochran County (7)  
      Hockley County (11)  
      Lamb County (21)  
      Parmer County (18)  
      Curry County, New Mexico (4)  
      Roosevelt County, New Mexico (5)  
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1Texas, Bailey County, Enochs — 1103 — Coyote Lake
On FM 746, on the left when traveling south.
One of numerous natural salt lakes in the Texas Panhandle. Its waters, although brackish, have been welcome enough at various times to Indians, buffalo hunters, and thirsty cattle on hot, dry days. The lake, having a shoreline of over six and a . . . Map (db m153245) HM
2Texas, Bailey County, Enochs — 14145 — Enochs Cemetery
Near State Highway 214, 0.1 miles south of Farm to Market Road 54, on the right when traveling south.
This burial ground has served the community of Enochs since the early 20th century. In 1924, Isaac C. Enochs, Jr. (d. 1958), a land speculator and sheep rancher, donated land for the settlement, including a site for a cemetery. The oldest interment . . . Map (db m73661) HM
3Texas, Bailey County, Enochs — 14640 — La Pista de Vida Agua
On State Highway 214, 0.2 miles south of Farm to Market Road 37, on the right when traveling south.
La Pista de Vida Agua (Trail of Living Water) crossed the Llano Estacado, linking several lakes in the region. Three lakes in Bailey County lie along the trail: Coyote Lake, where the Mackenzie Expedition camped; Monument Lake; and White Lake . . . Map (db m151351) HM
4Texas, Bailey County, Maple — 17443 — Maple Cemetery
Near CR 1316, on the right when traveling west.
In 1934, in the midst of drought and the Great Depression, landowner Maple Wilson donated four acres for a cemetery for the small community that bore his name. It was used briefly up until World War II. Today, the identities of only three burials . . . Map (db m151349) HM
5Texas, Bailey County, Muleshoe — 276 — Bailey County
On South 1st Street (State Highway 214) south of West Avenue C, on the right when traveling south.
. . . Map (db m73669) HM
6Texas, Bailey County, Muleshoe — 11719 — Bailey County Cemetery
On County Route 1018, 0.5 miles east of Farm to Market Road 2079, on the right when traveling east.
When Mariah “Aunt Rye” Long died in 1918, Emil and Anna Wellsandt offered a parcel of their land on this site for use as a public burial ground. Several others were buried in 1918, most of them victims of the influenza epidemic. The . . . Map (db m73698) HM
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7Texas, Bailey County, Muleshoe — 1732 — First Irrigation Well in Bailey County
On Farm to Market Road 1760 at Farm to Market Road 103, on the right when traveling east on Highway 1760. Reported missing.
Dug by hand in 1909 on farm of Willard Burns. A pit well (large enough for workmen to enter), it measured 6 by 10 feet across and 15 feet deep. A 10-inch centrifugal pump removed 1,000 gallons of water per minute. Upon its completion, settlers from . . . Map (db m104431) HM
8Texas, Bailey County, Muleshoe — 2372 — Harden A. Douglass(Aug. 20, 1885 - Feb. 24, 1955)
Near County Highway 1018, 3.3 miles east of U.S. 84, on the right when traveling east.
Born in Bosque County. Came to this area in 1904. Elected first sheriff and tax collector of Bailey County, 1919. He served in this capacity until 1930. Married Maudie Ellen Vaughn and had two sons and four daughters. Recorded - . . . Map (db m167877) HM
9Texas, Bailey County, Muleshoe — 3530 — Muleshoe National Wildlife Refuge
On State Highway 214 at Farm to Market Road 1248, on the left when traveling north on State Highway 214.
Founded in 1935 as a wintering area for migratory waterfowl, Muleshoe Wildlife Refuge is on the “central flyway” in a chain of refuges from Mexico to Canada. Migrating birds begin arriving in August and remain until April. The largest . . . Map (db m73667) HM
10Texas, Bailey County, Muleshoe — 3752 — Old Hurleyone-half mile west to townsite of
On State Highway 214 at County Route 1033, on the right when traveling south on State Highway 214.
First town in Bailey County. Promoted in 1907 by land company of Stevens A. Coldren (d. 1924). He had a townsite surveyed and named it for Patrick J. Hurley (1883-1963), New Mexico political leader. Company built general store, hotel and livery . . . Map (db m73697) HM
11Texas, Bailey County, Muleshoe — 3531 — Old Muleshoe Ranch Cookhouse
On West Ash Avenue at Taylor Street, on the right when traveling west on West Ash Avenue.
Built in Parmer County about 1897. Bought and moved here about 1902. Dodge City couple moving to Texas found shoe thrown by mule. Used it for good luck and as branding iron on ranch to which this old cookhouse belonged. Recorded . . . Map (db m73671) HM
12Texas, Bailey County, Muleshoe — 48 — Quanah Parker TrailTexas Plains Trail Region
On Taylor Street north of West American Boulevard, on the right when traveling north.
Quanah and the Comanche followed Blackwater Draw an ancient trail the wind erased through time Arrow sculptor: Charles A. SmithMap (db m151416) HM
13Texas, Bailey County, Muleshoe — 4909 — Site of Virginia City
On FM 1731, on the left when traveling south.
Part of a land promotion scheme begun 1908. Advertised as future metropolis by shrewd dealers, who implied that good rains and bumper crops were typical of region. Naive buyers were treated to tours through town, where they saw shops, a lot reserved . . . Map (db m151348) HM
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14Texas, Bailey County, Muleshoe — 5337 — The Founding of Bailey County
On South 1st Street (State Highway 214) south of West Avenue C, on the right when traveling south.
Bailey County was created August 21, 1876, and named for Peter James Bailey, a Kentucky lawyer killed at the Alamo during the Texas War for Independence. This was thinly settled cattle country; Bailey was attached for judicial purposes to . . . Map (db m73670) HM
15Texas, Bailey County, Muleshoe — 5384 — The Mule
On East American Boulevard east of North 1st street, on the left when traveling east.
Without ancestral pride or hope for offspring, the mule -- along with buffalo, hound and longhorn -- made Texas history. In war he carried cannon on his back. Because he was available to haul freight, forts rose on frontiers. Indians ate horses . . . Map (db m104432)
16Texas, Bailey County, Muleshoe — 5456 — XIT Ranch South Line(About 100 feet south of this marker)
On State Highway 214 at County Route 1090, on the left when traveling north on State Highway 214.
One of most famous boundaries in Texas. Marked edge of XIT — ranch empire bartered away by Texas for its Capitol building. The 16th Legislature in 1879 designated a 3,000,000-acre tract to be used in payment for the Capitol. The grant . . . Map (db m73668) HM
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Mar. 26, 2023