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Historical Markers in Yoakum County, Texas

 
Clickable Map of Yoakum 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 Yoakum County, TX (5) Cochran County, TX (7) Gaines County, TX (3) Hockley County, TX (11) Terry County, TX (35) Lea County, NM (15)  YoakumCounty(5) Yoakum County (5)  CochranCounty(7) Cochran County (7)  GainesCounty(3) Gaines County (3)  HockleyCounty(11) Hockley County (11)  TerryCounty(35) Terry County (35)  LeaCountyNew Mexico(15) Lea County (15)
Plains is the county seat for Yoakum County
Adjacent to Yoakum County, Texas
      Cochran County (7)  
      Gaines County (3)  
      Hockley County (11)  
      Terry County (35)  
      Lea County, New Mexico (15)  
 
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1 Texas, Yoakum County, Denver City — 1229 — Discovery Well in the Wasson Field
L.P. and Ruth Bennett moved to Yoakum County in 1916 to take over the ranching operation they had inherited from Ruth's father Dr. J.R. Smith of Munday. In 1927 they leased part of the ranch to the Texas Pacific Coal and Oil Company for the drilling . . . Map (db m73469) HM
2 Texas, Yoakum County, Denver City — 15 — Quanah Parker TrailTexas Plains Trail Region
Comanches & Kiowas hunted bison on McKenzie Draw and camped at water sites in Aeolian Sands by Denver City Arrow Sculptor: Charles A. SmithMap (db m174013) HM
3 Texas, Yoakum County, Denver City — 11688 — Site of Center Point School
Yoakum County was organized in 1907. By the 1920s the area around this site was rural farm and ranch land without electricity, paved roads or a railroad. Building lumber was brought by freight wagon. Several local men erected a one-room frame . . . Map (db m174008) HM
4 Texas, Yoakum County, Plains — 34 — Quanah Parker TrailTexas Plains Trail Region
Comanches hunting bison followed Sulpher Springs draw and camped by the springs near Plains Arrow sculptor: Charles A. SmithMap (db m174009) HM
5 Texas, Yoakum County, Plains — 5927 — Yoakum County
Created Aug. 21, 1876, from Bexar County. Named for Henderson Yoakum, who wrote a classic on early Texas history. Only Texas county named for an author. Indian activity and frontier hazards made growth slow. Only itinerant buffalo hunters and . . . Map (db m73468) HM
 
 
 
 
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Feb. 23, 2024