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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Terry County, Texas

 
Clickable Map of Terry 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 Terry County, TX (33) Cochran County, TX (7) Dawson County, TX (4) Gaines County, TX (3) Hockley County, TX (11) Lubbock County, TX (101) Lynn County, TX (18) Yoakum County, TX (5)  TerryCounty(33) Terry County (33)  CochranCounty(7) Cochran County (7)  DawsonCounty(4) Dawson County (4)  GainesCounty(3) Gaines County (3)  HockleyCounty(11) Hockley County (11)  LubbockCounty(101) Lubbock County (101)  LynnCounty(18) Lynn County (18)  YoakumCounty(5) Yoakum County (5)
Brownfield is the county seat for Terry County
Adjacent to Terry County, Texas
      Cochran County (7)  
      Dawson County (4)  
      Gaines County (3)  
      Hockley County (11)  
      Lubbock County (101)  
      Lynn County (18)  
      Yoakum County (5)  
 
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1Texas, Terry County, Brownfield — A Learning Journey
On Lubbock Road (U.S. 62) north of U.S. 385, on the left when traveling north.
Terry County's education developed from the rigors of one-room schools in numerous rural communities to the present Brownfield, Meadow, and Wellman-Union school districts. Surrounding communities are committed to the education of our children . . . Map (db m164485) HM
2Texas, Terry County, Brownfield — 56 — A.M. Brownfield Home
On East Cardwell Street at South B Street, on the right when traveling east on East Cardwell Street.
A.M. Brownfield, for whose family this town was named, came to Terry County as a rancher in 1900. An early community leader, he organized the Brownfield State Bank in 1905. Built as a home for his family in 1928, this structure exhibits influences . . . Map (db m73500) HM
3Texas, Terry County, Brownfield — 12225 — Brownfield Cemetery
On North 14th Street (State Highway 137) 0.5 miles north of West Main Street (U.S. 82/380), on the right when traveling north.
The first public burial ground in the new Terry County seat of Brownfield was begun in 1904 when 19-year-old Jessie Hill died and was interred here. By 1907, this land belonged to M. V. Brownfield; records do not indicate whether the cemetery was . . . Map (db m174024) HM
4Texas, Terry County, Brownfield — 13549 — Brownfield Municipal Power Plant
On North 7th Street at West Hill Street, on the left when traveling north on North 7th Street.
During the 1920s, when much of rural Texas was still without electricity, the town of Brownfield took a leap toward modernization. The town incorporated in 1920 and one year later held a vote on the issuance of bonds for the creation of a power . . . Map (db m73485) HM
5Texas, Terry County, Brownfield — Business — Rich Heritage — Hamilton Park —
On Lubbock Road (U.S. 62), on the right when traveling south.
I am the land. A bath, hot meal, freight, sugar, coffee, needle and thread, plows, and news. The needs of my people determined the businesses established here. Before there were highways, Sulphur Draw offered a winding trail for freight . . . Map (db m164534) HM
6Texas, Terry County, Brownfield — 881 — City of Brownfield
On West Main Street (U.S. 82/380) at South 6th Street, on the right when traveling east on West Main Street.
County seat of Terry County, founded in 1903 by developers W.G. Hardin and A.F. Small. Named for Brownfield family, prominent property owners and ranchers in the area. Measuring with only 100 feet of wire, Hardin and Small laid out a town . . . Map (db m73486) HM
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7Texas, Terry County, Brownfield — 957 — Colonel B. F. Terry / Terry's Texas Rangers
On West Main Street (U.S. 82/380) east of South 6th Street, on the right when traveling east.
Front Side: County named for Texas Confederate Colonel B. F. Terry 1821 – 1861 Native of Kentucky. Came to Texas 1831. Member Secession Convention. Commanded reinforcements of state troops sent to Rio Grande for the . . . Map (db m73487) HM WM
8Texas, Terry County, Brownfield — Dr. Richard "Dick” L. Ridgway — 10th Anniversary of Hamilton Park
On Lubbock Road (U.S. 62), on the right when traveling south.
This plaque is placed in Hamilton Park, Brownfield, Texas, on this day, May 14, 2016, in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Park and to recognize the work and dedication for its successful fruition by Brownfield's native son and Joseph . . . Map (db m164507) HM
9Texas, Terry County, Brownfield — Farming — Rich Heritage — Hamilton Park —
On Lubbock Road (U.S. 62), on the right when traveling south.
I am the land. Fields, gardens, orchards, farm animals - stock farms. In spite of being labeled "The Great American Desert” by mapmakers, my hard working farmers produced abundant crops when adequate rainfall occurred. Stock farmers . . . Map (db m164527) HM
10Texas, Terry County, Brownfield — 13052 — First Baptist Church of Brownfield
On West Main Street (U.S. 82/380) at North 3rd Street, on the right when traveling west on West Main Street.
Circuit riding preachers led early Brownfield settlers in religious services at a local schoolhouse. On April 1, 1906, several area residents formed a Baptist church. The Rev. M.D. Williams became the congregation's first pastor. The church built . . . Map (db m73499) HM
11Texas, Terry County, Brownfield — Flora and Fauna — Rich Heritage — Hamilton Park —
On Lubbock Road (U.S. 62), on the right when traveling south.
I am the land. Bobcat, wolves, coyotes, cougar, bison, and even...black bear? Not on this land you think. But if you go back in time, that's exactly what you might seen! Natural fire, lack of rain, and native herbivores made me a . . . Map (db m164511) HM
12Texas, Terry County, Brownfield — 12226 — Forrester Cemetery
On County Highway 620, on the right when traveling west.
Longtime residents recall the burial of a woman, probably Mrs. W. C. Lusk, on this site in 1922 or 1923. Other burials occurred here as well, in what was then an open field on J. A. Forrester's farm. Forrester and his wife Nealie sold a two-acre . . . Map (db m174041) HM
13Texas, Terry County, Brownfield — 2211 — Gomez — A half-mile south of this marker stood the town of
On U.S. 82/380, 0.4 miles east of Farm to Market Road 303, on the right when traveling east.
In 1903, owners of land here in center of then-unorganized Terry County platted this town, secured a post office named for Spanish-American patriot Maximo Gomez, drilled a public water well, and induced merchants and citizens to move here. This was . . . Map (db m73481) HM
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14Texas, Terry County, Brownfield — 2212 — Gomez Baptist Church
On Farm to Market Road 303, 0.1 miles north of U.S. 82, on the left when traveling north.
On August 3, 1903, nine worshipers gathered together under a wagon sheet to organize a Baptist church. Led by the Rev. J. R. Miller, the congregation met once a month in the Gomez schoolhouse. A one-room sanctuary, erected in 1909, was moved . . . Map (db m106460) HM
15Texas, Terry County, Brownfield — 2213 — Gomez Cemetery
On Farm to Market Road 345, 0.3 miles south of U.S. 82/380, on the right when traveling south.
Established in 1902 in Gomez (then 0.5 mi. W of here), first settlement in Terry County. Original 4-acre tract was deeded to Gomez School trustees in 1906 by pioneer settler H.F. Adams. Some of earliest settlers are buried here. Many graves were . . . Map (db m73483) HM
16Texas, Terry County, Brownfield — Law and Order — Rich Heritage — Hamilton Park —
On Lubbock Road (U.S. 62), on the right when traveling south.
I am the land. Laws of nature, laws of man, Spanish claims, Mexican land grants, Texas independence, secession and statehood. My people brought organization and government to my land. Spanish explorers led by Coronado first visited the . . . Map (db m164512) HM
17Texas, Terry County, Brownfield — 3186 — Maids and Matrons Club
On East Broadway Street at South Club Street, on the right when traveling east on East Broadway Street.
In 1906, three years after the founding of Brownfield, eleven women gathered together to form a club. Named Maids and Matrons, the club became primarily a study group in 1907, and the members founded the town's first library that year. Affiliated . . . Map (db m73502) HM
18Texas, Terry County, Brownfield — Oil and Gas — Rich Heritage — Hamilton Park —
On Lubbock Road (U.S. 62), on the right when traveling south.
I am the land. Wildcatters, oil derricks, roughnecks, and pump jacks. They brought hidden oil and gas treasures to the surface. Indians used oil found floating on water in East Texas for medicinal purposes and the survivors of the DeSoto . . . Map (db m164531) HM
19Texas, Terry County, Brownfield — Patriotism
On Lubbock Road (U.S. 62) north of U.S. 385, on the left when traveling north.
The bald eagle is a visible symbol of the pride and commitment that the people of Texas have for their country. Our ancestors who fought in the American Revolution and for the Republic of Texas instilled in us a feeling of pride . . . Map (db m164513) WM
20Texas, Terry County, Brownfield — Ranching — Rich Heritage — Hamilton Park —
On Lubbock Road (U.S. 62), on the right when traveling south.
I am the land. Cowboys, cattle and horses, leather, sagebrush – ranching. My plentiful grass drew cattle and cowboys to my land. In the late 1800s free range, 10-year state leases and land purchases provided grassland for large . . . Map (db m164523) HM
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21Texas, Terry County, Brownfield — Religion, Education, and Medicine — Rich Heritage — Hamilton Park —
On Lubbock Road (U.S. 62), on the right when traveling south.
I am the land. Preachers, teachers, doctors, and nurses. Their presence was vital as families came to raise cattle and cultivate the land. Religion was practiced by circuit riders visiting cowboys around the camp fire and preaching in . . . Map (db m164510) HM
22Texas, Terry County, Brownfield — 4370 — Route of Nolan Expedition
On Lubbock Road (U.S. 62/82) at Farm to Market Road 260, on the right when traveling south on Lubbock Road.
Army and civilian effort in 1877 to halt raiding of Chief “Old Black Horse's” Comanches. In group were 60 Negro troops of Co. A, 10th U.S. Cavalry, and 22 buffalo hunters known as “The Forlorn Hope”. Troops departed Fort . . . Map (db m73728) HM
23Texas, Terry County, Brownfield — 13231 — Site of Joe T. and Laura Hamilton Home
On Lubbock Road (U.S. 62/82) at Levelland highway (U.S. 385), on the left when traveling north on Lubbock Road.
In 1885, Joseph Thomas Hamilton (1856-1932) married Laura Letha Franklin (1867-1936) in Franklin County, Texas. Natives of southern U.S. states, the couple moved west with their first three children and settled here in 1902, before Terry County was . . . Map (db m73503) HM
24Texas, Terry County, Brownfield — 3188 — Site of Mail Relay Station — (500 yards west)
On State Highway 137, 14.3 miles south of US 62/385, on the right when traveling south.
By 1903, W.J. (1858-1930) and Mary E. (1863-1958) French had built a two-story home near this site, and it was a stop for freighters from the Texas & Pacific Railroad. Freighter rigs usually consisted of two wagons drawn by several horses, and the . . . Map (db m174042) HM
25Texas, Terry County, Brownfield — 5233 — Terry County
On U.S. 380, 0.6 miles east of County Road 585, on the right when traveling east.
. . . Map (db m174053) HM
26Texas, Terry County, Brownfield — 5234 — Terry County's First Jail
On East Cardwell Street at South B Street, on the right when traveling east on East Cardwell Street.
Terry County, organized in 1904, had no jail facility until this frame structure was erected in 1916 on the southeast corner of the courthouse square. The one-room building with two steel cells was replaced in 1926 by a jail located on the top floor . . . Map (db m73501) HM
27Texas, Terry County, Brownfield — The Land — Rich Heritage — Hamilton Park —
On Lubbock Road (U.S. 62), on the right when traveling south.
I am the land. El Llano Estacado, Ogallala, caprock, playas, draws, and arroyos. What I am has determined my history and will shape my future. Spanish Conquistadores in search of gold named me El Llano Estacado, the Staked or Stockaded . . . Map (db m164509) HM
28Texas, Terry County, Meadow — An Early Native American Resident
On Mitchell Road, on the right when traveling east.
How long ago this resident lived in this area is unknown. The bones were turned up by a plow in a sandy field on the NW 90 acres, Sec. 94, Blk. 4x, Terry County, owned by Winfred and Ellen Tucker. Texas Tech Archaeology Dept. concluded the . . . Map (db m164463) HM
29Texas, Terry County, Meadow — 12995 — Brooks Blacksmith Shop
On Sonny Curtis Street, 0.1 miles south of Mitchell Street, on the left when traveling south.
The town of Meadow developed in the early 20th century, moving to meet the railroad in this location in 1917. In 1922, O.L. Puthuff built a blacksmith shop on this site. By that time, brothers Leslie and Herschel F. Brooks, Alabama natives, had . . . Map (db m73522) HM
30Texas, Terry County, Meadow — 15819 — Meadow Cemetery — Historic Texas Cemetery
On County Highway 525 south of County Highway 220, on the right when traveling south.
This burial ground has served Meadow and northeast Terry County since 1921. Meadow originated in the early 20th century as Primrose, where settler W.N. Copeland opened a store and post office. The town later moved and was renamed for its location on . . . Map (db m106459) HM
31Texas, Terry County, Meadow — 3308 — Meadow Depot
On Sonny Curtis Street at Mitchell Street, on the right when traveling north on Sonny Curtis Street.
Meadow was founded in 1904 on public land grazed by L-7 Ranch herds; village moved to this site on the Santa Fe Railway line in 1917. Soon settlers were arriving with livestock in one end of a boxcar, furniture in the other. A boxcar was used as a . . . Map (db m73521) HM
32Texas, Terry County, Meadow — 3309 — Meadow United Methodist Church
On 3rd Street at Sefton Street, on the left when traveling north on 3rd Street.
Methodist worship services were held in this area as early as 1904 by the Rev. J.A. Sweeney, a pioneer West Texas circuit rider. On Feb. 1, 1920, the Rev. J.W. Baughman formally organized this congregation with 17 charter members. Services were held . . . Map (db m73523) HM
33Texas, Terry County, Tokio — 5495 — Tokio School
On U.S. 82/380 at County Route 121, on the left when traveling east on U.S. 82/380.
Early classes in the Tokio Area were held in the ranch house of the J Cross Ranch near the turn of the century. In 1911, a school building was constructed near the center of town (about 300 feet N), and classes were relocated. Larger school . . . Map (db m71596) HM
 
 
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Feb. 6, 2023