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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Garza County, Texas

Clickable Map of Garza 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> Garza County, TX (30) Borden County, TX (3) Crosby County, TX (35) Dickens County, TX (9) Kent County, TX (6) Lubbock County, TX (105) Lynn County, TX (18) Scurry County, TX (59)  GarzaCounty(30) Garza County (30)  BordenCounty(3) Borden County (3)  CrosbyCounty(35) Crosby County (35)  DickensCounty(9) Dickens County (9)  KentCounty(6) Kent County (6)  LubbockCounty(105) Lubbock County (105)  LynnCounty(18) Lynn County (18)  ScurryCounty(59) Scurry County (59)
Post is the county seat for Garza County
Adjacent to Garza County, Texas
      Borden County (3)  
      Crosby County (35)  
      Dickens County (9)  
      Kent County (6)  
      Lubbock County (105)  
      Lynn County (18)  
      Scurry County (59)  
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1 Texas, Garza County, Julesburg — 3643 — OS Ranch Reported missing
Founded on open range, 1878, brand was owned in 1881 by R. H. Overall. Acquired 1901 by W. E. Connell, who had about 200 sections of land. Ranch house a community center - for barbecues, roundups, parties. In 1907 it was site of . . . Map (db m88715) HM
2 Texas, Garza County, Justiceburg — 3106 — Llano Estacado
Stretching across the horizon as a range of flat topped mountains is the Cap Rock Escarpment, eastern boundary of the vast Llano Estacado or "Staked Plains." The Llano, one of the world's most perfect plains regions, is an elongated oval extending . . . Map (db m88820) HM
3 Texas, Garza County, Justiceburg — 18288 — The Brazos River in Justiceburg
Located on the south branch of the Double Mountain fork of the Brazos River, the area now known as Justiceburg has been inhabited for centuries. Inhabitants and visitors of the area recorded their encounters with the Brazos River and its integral . . . Map (db m174161) HM
4 Texas, Garza County, Post — 601 — C. W. Post Home
 Home built 1912 by C. W. Post, Cereal Foods millionaire, founder of town of Post, who promoted Texas settlement and agriculture by selling land on liberal terms, founding industries.  With theme, "I Want Quality", Post installed solid . . . Map (db m88818) HM
5 Texas, Garza County, Post — 602 — C. W. Post Rain Battles
  Site of 1911-1914 dynamiting to produce rain, carried on by C. W. Post, Texas farm colonizer and cereal foods millionaire.   After reading that rain often accompanies cannonading in war, Post planned "battles" to relieve droughts. He . . . Map (db m88799) HM
6 Texas, Garza County, Post — 823 — Charles W. Post(1854-1914)
Internationally known creator of Post Cereals, advertising genius, inventor and innovator, founder of Post City in 1906. Through the purchase of the Curry Comb Ranch and adjacent land approximating 225,000 acres he began his dream of building . . . Map (db m88804) HM
7 Texas, Garza County, Post — 1289 — Dry-Land Farming
This low rainfall area, limited usually to grazing, was colonized in 1907 by C. W. Post, creator of Post Foods, and a philanthropist. By introducing new agricultural techniques, he was able to make farming profitable for colonists. Cotton, . . . Map (db m110575) HM
8 Texas, Garza County, Post — 1559 — Faith Lutheran Church
. . . Map (db m110755) HM
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9 Texas, Garza County, Post — 2107 — Garza County
Created in 1876, attached to Borden County 1891-1907. Organization came July 8, 1907 at the OS Ranch. According to legend, even the horses "voted" to gain the required 75 ballots. First court was held under a tent; first courthouse built in . . . Map (db m88806) HM
10 Texas, Garza County, Post — 2108 — Garza County
Formed from Young and Bexar Territories Created • Organized August 21, 1876 • June 15, 1907 Named in honor of The Garza family natives of the Canary Islands Pioneer settlers of San Antonio in 1731 A cattle raising county . . . Map (db m110757) HM
11 Texas, Garza County, Post — 12456 — Garza County Courthouse
After Garza County's creation in 1876, it was not until 1907, at the initiative of cereal producer C. W. Post, that the county was formally organized. In 1922, when the population had grown to about 4500 and the cotton industry had spurred . . . Map (db m88812) HM
12 Texas, Garza County, Post — Garza County Roll of Honor
John Miller • Walter Thomas • John L. Jinkins • Sammy Hawthorne • Eugene Herring • Billy Joe Childers • Jim Krause • Clyde Peddy • Doil Jones • Delmer Ray Meeks • Clifton Puckett • Bryan Mathis • Milton Hester, Jr. • James C. Henderson • Billy . . . Map (db m213877) WM
13 Texas, Garza County, Post — 2109 — Garza Points
Thin, triangular arrow points 2 to 4 centimeters long. Of fine workmanship, with central basal notch and deeply serrated edges, discovered and named here, site 41GR40, an archeological highway salvage dug in 1959 by South Plains Archeological . . . Map (db m174163) HM
14 Texas, Garza County, Post — 2238 — Graham Chapel Methodist Church
. . . Map (db m110577) HM
15 Texas, Garza County, Post — 2681 — J. M. Boren Home
Built in 1908 of lumber hauled 75 miles. Boren was first county judge, a rancher, bank director, civic leader. Hospitality of home was well known to area pioneers and cowboys visiting town. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark – . . . Map (db m110753) HM
16 Texas, Garza County, Post — 2904 — Kate McCommis
A victim of frontier privations. Died in Feb. 1884 on day of birth -- attended only by her young cowboy father.Map (db m110581) HM
17 Texas, Garza County, Post — 3107 — Llano Ranch
The Llano Ranch containing 192 sections of land was established in 1880. Known as the Curry Comb from their cattle brand, two bars over the letter T. The first dwelling was a half dugout covered with buffalo hides. The first frame house in the . . . Map (db m110580) HM
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18 Texas, Garza County, Post — 3239 — Mason Memorial Building
Dedicated to the people of Garza County in memory of Marshall and Gladys Mason, Garza County pioneers. Donated by the families of a son and a daughter, Marshall Mason, Jr., and Mrs. James L. Minor, for use as a museum. Recorded Texas . . . Map (db m88816) HM
19 Texas, Garza County, Post — 3515 — Mrs. Merriweather Post(1887-   )
Daughter of C. W. Post. Lived in Texas 1888-1891. Had part with father in locating colony here 1906; rescued local economy by aid after 1917 drought. Co-donor, site for Post Recreation Center. Donor, South Plains Council Boy Scouts Camp; books and . . . Map (db m88802) HM
20 Texas, Garza County, Post — 3781 — Old Post High School
Built 1928, incorporating in lower walls native Garza County stones from the town's first (1909) school, erected soon after the founding of city of Post. This historic preservation occurred under leadership of Supt. John E. Watson, outstanding . . . Map (db m110751) HM
21 Texas, Garza County, Post — 3783 — Old Post Sanitarium
First hospital in this part of West Texas. Built in 1912 by Double U Company of C. W. Post, cereals millionaire. Finest facilities: X-ray laboratory, operating and sterilizing rooms, nurses' training, diet kitchen, all rooms private, with steam . . . Map (db m88814) HM
22 Texas, Garza County, Post — 4039 — Pioneer's Well
County's first hand-dug rock-walled well. Dug 1883 by Llano Ranch workmen. Well is 5 feet square, 40 feet deep and lined with sandstones placed without the use of mortar. Original wood curb was destroyed by fire, 1937. Present curb is replica. . . . Map (db m110579) HM
23 Texas, Garza County, Post — 4085 — Post
Founded 1907 by industrialist C. W. Post. Early abundant water supply by windmills above Caprock. Later from White River Lake. Extensive ranching and farming. Postex Cotton Mills, making sheets and pillowcases, furnish year-round employment. . . . Map (db m110759) HM
24 Texas, Garza County, Post — 20046 — Post Santa Fe Depot
After founding post city in 1907, Cereal manufacturer Charles William Post attracted railroads to the town, Eventually convincing the Santa Fe Railroad to lay tracks on 1910. The Following year, the company built the Post Santa Fe . . . Map (db m174154) HM
25 Texas, Garza County, Post — 4089 — Postex Cotton Mill
Established 1912 by C. W. Post, creator of Post Cereals and a philanthropist. Mill was a part of Post's dream of diversified income for Garza County farmers and prosperity for town of Post. Mill--one of world's first to process cotton from raw . . . Map (db m110756) HM
26 Texas, Garza County, Post — 4805 — Site of Graham School
Second school in the county. Established in 1904 as Graham Chapel School; named for local settler Newt Graham. A school was built on land given by Joe McMahon. Early trustees: McMahon, J. F. Maxey, and J. I. Wilbourn. Second building was . . . Map (db m110576) HM
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27 Texas, Garza County, Post — 17260 — Terrace Cemetery
In 1907, young Vera Westbrook died in Post City and was laid to rest in a grave near Two Draw Road. In 1908, with the death of Vertie Rogers Conn, the board of directors of the Double U Co. told town founder C. W. Post in Battle Creek, Michigan, . . . Map (db m105184) HM
28 Texas, Garza County, Post — 5231 — Terrace Cemetery Gateway
From "Double U", "Lazy S", Conneil and Currycomb Ranch canyons, round rocks were collected and made into gate piers in 1908 when cereal king C. W. Post founded Post City. George Samson designed and with fellow Scotsman James Napier built the . . . Map (db m105498) HM
29 Texas, Garza County, Post — 5403 — The Post-Hundley House
Charles W. Post (1854-1914), famed cereal manufacturer who founded this community as a model town, occupied this residence during his frequent visits here. Employees of the Double U Company constructed the cottage in 1907 using native stone . . . Map (db m110754) HM
30 Texas, Garza County, Post — 5581 — Twin Chimneys(100 Yards North)
  Used as a landmark in the 19th century by surveyors sighting from Duffy's Peak, located ten miles northeast. Jasper Hays, earliest recorded surveyor of this area, used the peaks during 1877-78 for charting the Llano Ranch, later bought by C. . . . Map (db m88800) HM
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May. 31, 2023