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

Clickable Map of Glasscock 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> Glasscock County, TX (4) Howard County, TX (16) Martin County, TX (9) Midland County, TX (30) Reagan County, TX (9) Sterling County, TX (7) Upton County, TX (24)  GlasscockCounty(4) Glasscock County (4)  HowardCounty(16) Howard County (16)  MartinCounty(9) Martin County (9)  MidlandCounty(30) Midland County (30)  ReaganCounty(9) Reagan County (9)  SterlingCounty(7) Sterling County (7)  UptonCounty(24) Upton County (24)
Garden City is the county seat for Glasscock County
Adjacent to Glasscock County, Texas
      Howard County (16)  
      Martin County (9)  
      Midland County (30)  
      Reagan County (9)  
      Sterling County (7)  
      Upton County (24)  
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1 Texas, Glasscock County, Forsan — 12671 — First Commercial Oil Well in Howard County
On Nov. 9, 1925, this wildcat well "No. 1 H.R. Clay" drilled by Fred Hyer, began pumping oil in a venture that hinted at vast oil resources in West Texas. The well on Clay's land hit pay dirt at 1,508 feet. Soon oil land speculators developed a . . . Map (db m137607) HM
2 Texas, Glasscock County, Garden City — 15536 — Garden City Cemetery
The Garden City community began using this burial ground as early as 1886. That year, a child of county commissioner Sullivan Hill and his wife, Lucy, was buried here. Four years later, a sibling was buried at the same spot; the two graves share a . . . Map (db m136336) HM
3 Texas, Glasscock County, Garden City — 2187 — Glasscock County
Created in 1887. Organized 1893, with Garden City county seat. Named for George W. Glasscock (1810-68), flatboating partner of Abraham Lincoln in Illinois. Came to Texas 1834 and fought 1835-36 in the War for Independence from Mexico. Built . . . Map (db m115861) HM
4 Texas, Glasscock County, Garden City — 2188 — Glasscock County Courthouse and Jail
On May 9, 1893, a little over one month from the date of Glasscock County's formal organization, the first county commissioner's court issued bonds to erect a combination courthouse/jail building. L. T. Noyes of Houston, with the assistance of . . . Map (db m115862) HM
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Apr. 20, 2024