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

Clickable Map of Deaf Smith 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> Deaf Smith County, TX (19) Castro County, TX (14) Oldham County, TX (18) Parmer County, TX (18) Potter County, TX (75) Randall County, TX (54) Curry County, NM (4) Quay County, NM (15)  DeafSmithCounty(19) Deaf Smith County (19)  CastroCounty(14) Castro County (14)  OldhamCounty(18) Oldham County (18)  ParmerCounty(18) Parmer County (18)  PotterCounty(75) Potter County (75)  RandallCounty(54) Randall County (54)  CurryCountyNew Mexico(4) Curry County (4)  QuayCounty(15) Quay County (15)
Hereford is the county seat for Deaf Smith County
Adjacent to Deaf Smith County, Texas
      Castro County (14)  
      Oldham County (18)  
      Parmer County (18)  
      Potter County (75)  
      Randall County (54)  
      Curry County, New Mexico (4)  
      Quay County, New Mexico (15)  
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1 Texas, Deaf Smith County, Dawn — 5527 — Town of Dawn
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
2 Texas, Deaf Smith County, Hereford — 1195 — Deaf Smith County
Formed from Young and Bexar Territories Created August 21, 1876 Organized October 3, 1890 Named in honor of Erastus “Deaf” Smith 1787-1837 Came to Texas in 1821 Rendered valuable service as a scout and spy during . . . Map (db m56022) HM
3 Texas, Deaf Smith County, Hereford — 1196 — Deaf Smith Courthouse1910
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
4 Texas, Deaf Smith County, Hereford — 5027 — Former Site of St. Anthony's Catholic School
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
5 Texas, Deaf Smith County, Hereford — 2181 — Ghost Townsof Deaf Smith County
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
6 Texas, Deaf Smith County, Hereford — 2460 — Hereford Christian College
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
7 Texas, Deaf Smith County, Hereford — 16007 — Hereford High School
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
8 Texas, Deaf Smith County, Hereford — 3003 — La Plata1890-1898
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
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9 Texas, Deaf Smith County, Hereford — 3482 — Mothers Park
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
10 Texas, Deaf Smith County, Hereford — 4036 — Pioneer Windmill
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
11 Texas, Deaf Smith County, Hereford — 4123 — Prisoner of War Camp Chapel(3.5 MI.S)
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
12 Texas, Deaf Smith County, Hereford — 43 — Quanah Parker Trail
Comanches & Kiowas hunted Summer and Fall in this area due to its good water, tall grass & wild game Arrow sculptor: Charles A. SmithMap (db m155114) HM
13 Texas, Deaf Smith County, Hereford — 44 — Quanah Parker TrailTexas Plains Trail Region
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
14 Texas, Deaf Smith County, Hereford — 5325 — The E.B. Black Residence
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
15 Texas, Deaf Smith County, Hereford — 5437 — The Thompson House
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
16 Texas, Deaf Smith County, Hereford — 5517 — Town Without a Toothache
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
17 Texas, Deaf Smith County, Hereford — 5584 — Two-Wheel Fire Hose Reel
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
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18 Texas, Deaf Smith County, Wildorado — 16428 — Palo Duro Baptist Church
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
19 Texas, Deaf Smith County, Wildorado — 13076 — Palo Duro Wildorado Cemetery
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
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Dec. 11, 2023