On U.S. 60, 0.1 miles east of Farm to Market Road 809, on the right when traveling west.
Had second post office in county, in 1889. Named by pioneers who saw here the “Dawning of a New Country.” Santa Fe Railroad Station House (a box car) was first building on site, 1905. Town was developed by W.E. Neal and sons in 1914, . . . — — Map (db m56019) HM
On Sampson Street at East 3rd Street, on the right when traveling north on Sampson Street.
Formed from Young and Bexar
Created August 21, 1876
Organized October 3, 1890
Named in honor of
Erastus “Deaf” Smith
Came to Texas in 1821
Rendered valuable service as a scout and
spy during . . . — — Map (db m56022) HM
On East 3rd Street west of Schley Avenue, on the right when traveling west.
Brick with marble veneer and interior. Second marble courthouse built in U.S.
Cost was $125,000. After hotly-contested bond issue election, Judge John Slaton and winners paraded down Main Street behind the band.
Recorded Texas . . . — — Map (db m56023) HM
Since its establishment in 1914 Saint Anthony's Catholic School has played a prominent role in preparing young students for advanced classwork. Initial classes were held in a former Deaf Smith County Courthouse converted for church purposes by . . . — — Map (db m155241) HM
Here as in many Texas counties, ghost towns and ghost post offices outnumber living ones. La Plata (formerly Grenada) thrived as county seat and was a major stop of New Mexico-Amarillo Road, 1880s and 90s. Its 28 houses and businesses were removed . . . — — Map (db m155119) HM
On Union Avenue at Avenue G, on the right when traveling west on Union Avenue.
Hereford College opened 1902 as co-educational public school in newly-built, 3-story main building. By 1903, college was transferred to Christian Church for needed financial support. Renamed Add-Ran College. The next year, name changed to . . . — — Map (db m150399) HM
On East Park Avenue, on the left when traveling east.
In 1898, a relocated frame schoolhouse served students of Hereford. New buildings came as attendance increased, and in 1916 the school board converted the former Hereford Christian College building into a high school. Rural school consolidation . . . — — Map (db m153253) HM
On County Road 16, on the right when traveling west.
First county seat of Deaf Smith County. Grenada was chosen as the county seat in the election separating Deaf Smith County from Oldham County on Oct. 3, 1890. The name was changed to La Plata (sometimes spelled La Platta). A year later all . . . — — Map (db m151409) HM
On Main Street south of 9th Street, on the left when traveling south.
Established by the Mothers' Club, founded in 1909. Site, a 1910 gift of Mr. and Mrs. E. O. Thomas, was improved with walks and shade trees. In 1934 the sponsor group changed its name to "The Pioneer Study Club." With the help of the city of . . . — — Map (db m150391) HM
On East 1st Street (U.S. 60) at South Main Street, on the right when traveling east on East 1st Street.
A wind-driven machine for pumping water. Its use made gardening easier and led to irrigated farming on arid High Plains. With barbed wire, it enabled settlers and stockmen to penetrate region in 1870s.
Town had name “Windmill City” . . . — — Map (db m56021) HM
On West 1st Street (U.S. 60) at County Road H, on the right when traveling west on West 1st Street.
A prisoner of war camp, used primarily for Italian soldiers, was in operation near this site during World War II. Known as the Hereford Military Reservation and Reception Center, it was first used in 1943 for prisoners captured in an invasion of . . . — — Map (db m56025) HM
On East 3rd Street, on the left when traveling east.
Comanches Kiowas & other Indians left tepee rings & arrowheads near Tierra Blanca & Palo Duro Creeks Arrow sculptor: Charles A. Smith Foundation Provided by Dan & Sharon Eytcheson – Owners Hereford Heritage Funeral Home Project by . . . — — Map (db m155115) HM
On Bennett Avenue north of West 3rd Street, on the right when traveling north.
In 1901 Alabama-born E. B. Black (1866-1945) brought his family to Hereford from Cleburne, Texas. He opened a furniture store and became a prosperous merchant and rancher. In 1909 Black hired contractor Emmett Vanderburgh to build this late . . . — — Map (db m153250) HM
Land developer S.S. Evants built this home in 1906. The following year Alex Thompson (1883-1956) bought the house and then sold it to his mother Jennie Thompson in 1908. Thompson, his wife Audrey (Argo), and their two daughters lived here with his . . . — — Map (db m153254) HM
On South 25 Mile Avenue at West 4th Street, on the right when traveling north on South 25 Mile Avenue.
Hereford's "miracle water" was brought to national fame in 1941 when Dr. Edward Taylor, State Dental Officer, told the American Dental Association that tooth decay was almost unknown here. This ideal situation had been discovered by a local . . . — — Map (db m150394) HM
On Sampson Street north of East 4th Street, on the right when traveling north.
Hereford's mid-1913 equipment to fight fires. Hand-propelled, or (at a $5 bonus) hauled by the auto or horses of a bystander. Reel cost only $133, but in two months was discarded: a motor truck with ladders was bought. Prior to 1913 the fire wagon . . . — — Map (db m150395) HM
On Farm to Market Road 809, 6.4 miles south of Interstate 40, on the left when traveling south.
Palo Duro Baptist Church has its origins in Union School, which was built by settlers around 1893. Area residents held a non-denominational Sunday school in the facility. In 1901, Baptists living in the Palo Duro community, named for the creek that . . . — — Map (db m91731) HM
On Farm to Market Road 809, 6.5 miles south of Interstate 40, on the right when traveling south.
Early settlers to this area included the J.C. Womble family, which came in January 1892. The next year, the community obtained land on which to build a schoolhouse, known as the Union School. In May 1893, George D. Whitfield, a young cowboy, was . . . — — Map (db m91719) HM