“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 Big Lake, Texas

Clickable Map of Reagan 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> Reagan County, TX (9) Crockett County, TX (46) Glasscock County, TX (4) Irion County, TX (7) Midland County, TX (30) Sterling County, TX (7) Tom Green County, TX (92) Upton County, TX (24)  ReaganCounty(9) Reagan County (9)  CrockettCounty(46) Crockett County (46)  GlasscockCounty(4) Glasscock County (4)  IrionCounty(7) Irion County (7)  MidlandCounty(30) Midland County (30)  SterlingCounty(7) Sterling County (7)  TomGreenCounty(92) Tom Green County (92)  UptonCounty(24) Upton County (24)
Big Lake is the county seat for Reagan County
Big Lake is in Reagan County
      Reagan County (9)  
      Crockett County (46)  
      Glasscock County (4)  
      Irion County (7)  
      Midland County (30)  
      Sterling County (7)  
      Tom Green County (92)  
      Upton County (24)  
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1Texas (Reagan County), Big Lake — 880 — City of Big Lake
The land on which the original townsite of Big Lake was located was owned in 1903 by T. H. Taylor who sold 320 acres to the Orient Land Company, which agreed to build a railroad station and lay out a town to be called Big Lake. The city took . . . Map (db m136338) HM
2Texas (Reagan County), Big Lake — 2785 — John H. ReaganThis County Named in 1903 For — (First Chairman of Railroad Commission of Texas) —
As congressman, 1876-1887, sponsored bill creating Interstate Commerce Commission; resigned 1891 from United States Senate to head newly-formed Railroad Commission, modeled after I.C.C., and created to regulate shipping rates and practices. In . . . Map (db m118217) HM
3Texas (Reagan County), Big Lake — 2786 — John H. Reagan
County Named for Texas Confederate John H. Reagan 1818-1905Delegate Texas Secession Convention. While member 1st Confederate Congress, made postmaster general C.S.A. 1861. Difficult job begun by raid on U.S. Postal Dept. for southern personnel . . . Map (db m118028) HM
4Texas (Reagan County), Big Lake — 3232 — Martin-Castillo Expedition
Explored the Concho River, 32 miles north of here, gathering information on Jumano Indians and searching for pearls, 1650. Setting out from Santa Fe, Capts. Hernan Martin and Diego del Castillo traveled about 600 miles to the Jumano territory, . . . Map (db m118213) HM
5Texas (Reagan County), Big Lake — 4210 — Reagan County
Formed from Tom Green County; created March 7, 1903, organized April 20, 1903. Named in honor of John H. Reagan 1818-1905. Indian fighter and surveyor member of Texas Legislature and United States Congress postmaster general of the southern . . . Map (db m63594) HM
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Nov. 27, 2022