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Historical Markers in Lynn County, Texas

 
Clickable Map of Lynn 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 Lynn County, TX (18) Borden County, TX (3) Crosby County, TX (35) Dawson County, TX (4) Garza County, TX (30) Hockley County, TX (11) Lubbock County, TX (101) Terry County, TX (33)  LynnCounty(18) Lynn County (18)  BordenCounty(3) Borden County (3)  CrosbyCounty(35) Crosby County (35)  DawsonCounty(4) Dawson County (4)  GarzaCounty(30) Garza County (30)  HockleyCounty(11) Hockley County (11)  LubbockCounty(101) Lubbock County (101)  TerryCounty(33) Terry County (33)
Tahoka is the county seat for Lynn County
Adjacent to Lynn County, Texas
      Borden County (3)  
      Crosby County (35)  
      Dawson County (4)  
      Garza County (30)  
      Hockley County (11)  
      Lubbock County (101)  
      Terry County (33)  
 
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1Texas, Lynn County, Grassland — 2255 — Grasslands(2 miles South)
On U.S. 380 at Farm to Market Road 212, on the right when traveling east on U.S. 380.
On one of first land patents in South Plains, lying along a well-marked Indian trail used by explorers, U.S. Army, and (after 1880) the stages and freighters northbound from Colorado City, Grasslands Ranch (named for an estate of President . . . Map (db m162087) HM
2Texas, Lynn County, O'Donnell — 3630 — O'Donnell
On Doak Street at 8th Street, on the right when traveling north on Doak Street.
Named for Tom J. O'Donnell, promoter of South Plains Railroads, including 60 miles of Santa Fe Line from Slaton to Lamesa. On this new railroad (important as freight hauler) town of O'Donnell was founded in 1909 by H. E. Baldridge and Charles H. . . . Map (db m110306) HM
3Texas, Lynn County, O'Donnell — 18 — Quanah Parker TrailTexas Plains Trail Region
On 8th at Doak Street on 8th.
Comanches ascended the high plains at points NE and S of O'Donnell, using Mooar's draw and TJF draw. Arrow Sculptor: Charles A. SmithMap (db m174135) HM
4Texas, Lynn County, O'Donnell — 22 — Quanah Parker Trail
On U.S. 87, 1 mile south of County Highway 36, on the right when traveling south.
Comanches traveling f/w on Tahoka Lake Trail camped in the canyons east of present-day O'Donnell. Arrow sculptor: Charles A. SmithMap (db m174093) HM
5Texas, Lynn County, O'Donnell — 55 — The A. J. Warren Building
On Doak Street at 8th Street, on the left when traveling north on Doak Street.
Farmer and rancher A. J. Warren (1870-1933) moved to this area in 1902 and helped to organize Lynn County in 1903. He built this 2-story brick and concrete edifice in 1925 to house the First National Bank, chartered that year. Competition from . . . Map (db m110307) HM
6Texas, Lynn County, Tahoka — 16331 — Buffalo Soldier Tragedy of 1877 in Lynn County
On U.S. 380, 1 mile east of County Road 1328, on the left when traveling east.
Known as Buffalo Soldiers, African American troops played vital role on the western frontier following the Civil War on July 26, 1877, Buffalo Soldiers of Company A, 10th Cavalry left Double Lakes in Lynn County in pursuit of a Comanche party. The . . . Map (db m162082) HM
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7Texas, Lynn County, Tahoka — Lynn County
On Lockwood Street (U.S. 380) at Avenue J on Lockwood Street.
Texas wagon train camped in TahokaMap (db m186755) HM
8Texas, Lynn County, Tahoka — 3152 — Lynn County
On U.S. 87, 0.2 miles south of County Highway 19, on the right when traveling south.
. . . Map (db m110353) HM
9Texas, Lynn County, Tahoka — 3153 — Lynn County
On Main Street at South 1st Street, on the right when traveling north on Main Street.
Created 1876 from Bexar Territory. Name honors G. W. Lynn, "One of those who baptized the altar of Texas with life blood at the Alamo". Tahoka Lake and Double Lakes Springs were watering places on Indian, Spanish, U. S. Army and cattle-driving . . . Map (db m110341) HM
10Texas, Lynn County, Tahoka — 15274 — Lynn County Courthouse
On Main Street at South 1st Street, on the right when traveling north on Main Street.
In 1876 the Texas legislature created Lynn County, which organized in 1903 with Tahoka as county seat. A two-story frame structure on this site served as courthouse until citizens approved a bond election for the current building in Jul. 1915. . . . Map (db m110344) HM
11Texas, Lynn County, Tahoka — 82004513 — Lynn County CourthouseState Archeological Landmark
On Main Street at South 1st Street, on the right when traveling north on Main Street.
by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m201817) HM
12Texas, Lynn County, Tahoka — 17848 — New Moore Community
On Farm to Market Road 213 at Farm to Market Road 179, on the right when traveling west on Highway 213.
New Moore was a rural farming community established on the site of the Singleton Slash L Ranch in 1924. Samuel F. Singleton came to Texas in the 1870s. He met Marion Virgil ‘Pap’ Brownfield and they settled sixteen sections of land along the . . . Map (db m174138) HM
13Texas, Lynn County, Tahoka — 17 — Quanah Parker TrailTexas Plains Trail Region
On U.S. 380 at Conway Street, on the right when traveling west on U.S. 380.
Lynn County's lakes and playas once were favorite camp sites for Quanah Parker and nomadic Indians Arrow sculptor: Charles A. SmithMap (db m174085) HM
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14Texas, Lynn County, Tahoka — 5190 — Tahoka
On Lockwood Street, on the right when traveling west.
In Dec. 1902, over 100 people met around a bonfire in a ravine to the southwest of Tahoka Lake and voted to petition for county organization and to select a townsite for a county seat to be named "Tahoka," an Indian word meaning "fresh water", Early . . . Map (db m110349) HM
15Texas, Lynn County, Wilson — 18675 — Green Memorial Park Cemetery
On Farm to Market Road 400, 1.1 miles south of Wellhausen Rd, on the right when traveling south.
Located south of the townsite of Wilson, Green Memorial Park Cemetery was established as part of the farming community of Wilson. In 1906, William Green and his associates from Shiner, Texas, purchased land and a short time later Green and . . . Map (db m174142) HM
16Texas, Lynn County, Wilson — 4827 — Site of Mackenzie Cavalry Camp
On Green Avenue at 16th Street, on the right when traveling east on Green Avenue.
At or near this spot, Colonel Ranald S. Mackenzie, with two companies of United States 4th Cavalry, was overtaken on Dec. 4, 1874, by a snowstorm. Forced to spend the night here without wood or water, or grass for the horses, troops called this the . . . Map (db m110539) HM
17Texas, Lynn County, Wilson — 4999 — Spanish Explorers' Route
On Green Avenue at 17th Street, on the right when traveling east on Green Avenue.
A prehistoric road discovered and used by Indians, Spaniards, United States Army units, and cattle drovers. It crossed the Llano Estacado from Gholson Spring (7 mi. E. of present-day Slaton), to Tahoka Lake (3 mi. S. of Wilson), then to Tobacco . . . Map (db m110538) HM
18Texas, Lynn County, Wilson — 5857 — Wilson Mercantile Company
On Green Avenue at 10th Street, on the right when traveling west on Green Avenue.
Founded 1910 by William Green, son of a family who settled in South Texas more than a century ago. The townsite was part of four leagues of Wilson County school lands bought 1906 by Green and Associates. Green later bought out his associates, . . . Map (db m110537) HM
 
 
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Feb. 7, 2023