Created February 1, 1858 Organized April 23, 1879
Named in honor of Dr. Henry W. Baylor
Indian fighter and Ranger Captain served in the Mexican War.
Seymour, the County Seat — — Map (db m178509) HM
Built 1877 by Charles Holman, builder-carpenter from Sweden. Stone was quarried south of town. Over the years, structure housed school, churches, newspaper office and a community center.
It was purchased by J. E. McClelen in 1949 and restored . . . — — Map (db m187153) HM
Organized March 1880 with 12 members: Mr. and Mrs. N. M. Bandy, Mr. Banteau, Miss May Boone, Judge and Mrs. R. J. Browning, Mr. and Mrs. Buck McEwen, Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Ransom, Mr. and Mrs. Windy Turner.
Early services were held in Baylor . . . — — Map (db m187154) HM
Principal cattle trail from Texas to Kansas and beyond from 1876 to 1887; superseded the Chisholm Trial after Dodge City replaced Abilene as the main intermediate northern beef market.
As its name implies, the Western Trail ran west of the . . . — — Map (db m187155) HM
Established in 1908, when services and masses were held in Mary's Creek schoolhouse or in home of Matt Marak. First church edifice was built 1909, with John Cocek, Marak, Leopold Skrehot, and Alois Sykora, trustees. Father Paul Mosler was installed . . . — — Map (db m200400) HM
Platted in 1910 on the Gulf, Texas and Western Railroad, Westover developed into a small market center providing goods and services for area farmers and ranchers. J. W. Stevens offered part of his ranchland for the townsite, which was given the . . . — — Map (db m187151) HM
One-half mile east of this site is the location of the former Westover School, which served students in this part of Baylor County from 1910 until 1950. School classes first met in the Church of Christ building in Westover until trustees constructed . . . — — Map (db m187152) HM