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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Brownfield, Texas

 
Clickable Map of Terry 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 Terry County, TX (31) Cochran County, TX (6) Dawson County, TX (4) Gaines County, TX (3) Hockley County, TX (11) Lubbock County, TX (92) Lynn County, TX (12) Yoakum County, TX (2)  TerryCounty(31) Terry County (31)  CochranCounty(6) Cochran County (6)  DawsonCounty(4) Dawson County (4)  GainesCounty(3) Gaines County (3)  HockleyCounty(11) Hockley County (11)  LubbockCounty(92) Lubbock County (92)  LynnCounty(12) Lynn County (12)  YoakumCounty(2) Yoakum County (2)
Location of Brownfield, Texas
    Terry County (31)
    Cochran County (6)
    Dawson County (4)
    Gaines County (3)
    Hockley County (11)
    Lubbock County (92)
    Lynn County (12)
    Yoakum County (2)
 
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GEOGRAPHIC SORT
1Texas (Terry County), Brownfield — A Learning Journey
Terry County's education developed from the rigors of one-room schools in numerous rural communities to the present Brownfield, Meadow, and Wellman-Union school districts. Surrounding communities are committed to the education of our children . . . Map (db m164485) HM
2Texas (Terry County), Brownfield — 56 — A.M. Brownfield Home
A.M. Brownfield, for whose family this town was named, came to Terry County as a rancher in 1900. An early community leader, he organized the Brownfield State Bank in 1905. Built as a home for his family in 1928, this structure exhibits influences . . . Map (db m73500) HM
3Texas (Terry County), Brownfield — Alejandro G. Trevino
Alejandro G. Trevino No. 3.060,882 C.H.R. 141 Reg. Inf. Killed. in-action near Saint Etienne Oct. 8-10 1918 Map (db m164539) WM
4Texas (Terry County), Brownfield — 1225 — Brownfield Cemetery
The first public burial ground in the new Terry County seat of Brownfield was begun in 1904 when 19-year-old Jessie Hill died and was interred here. By 1907, this land belonged to M. V. Brownfield; records do not indicate whether the cemetery was . . . Map (db m73484) HM
5Texas (Terry County), Brownfield — 13549 — Brownfield Municipal Power Plant
During the 1920s, when much of rural Texas was still without electricity, the town of Brownfield took a leap toward modernization. The town incorporated in 1920 and one year later held a vote on the issuance of bonds for the creation of a power . . . Map (db m73485) HM
6Texas (Terry County), Brownfield — Business — Rich Heritage — Hamilton Park —
I am the land. A bath, hot meal, freight, sugar, coffee, needle and thread, plows, and news. The needs of my people determined the businesses established here. Before there were highways, Sulphur Draw offered a winding trail for freight . . . Map (db m164534) HM
7Texas (Terry County), Brownfield — 881 — City of Brownfield
County seat of Terry County, founded in 1903 by developers W.G. Hardin and A.F. Small. Named for Brownfield family, prominent property owners and ranchers in the area. Measuring with only 100 feet of wire, Hardin and Small laid out a town . . . Map (db m73486) HM
8Texas (Terry County), Brownfield — 957 — Colonel B. F. Terry / Terry's Texas Rangers
Front Side: County named for Texas Confederate Colonel B. F. Terry 1821 – 1861 Native of Kentucky. Came to Texas 1831. Member Secession Convention. Commanded reinforcements of state troops sent to Rio Grande for the . . . Map (db m73487) HM WM
9Texas (Terry County), Brownfield — Dr. Richard "Dick” L. Ridgway — 10th Anniversary of Hamilton Park
This plaque is placed in Hamilton Park, Brownfield, Texas, on this day, May 14, 2016, in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Park and to recognize the work and dedication for its successful fruition by Brownfield's native son and Joseph . . . Map (db m164507) HM
10Texas (Terry County), Brownfield — Farming — Rich Heritage — Hamilton Park —
I am the land. Fields, gardens, orchards, farm animals - stock farms. In spite of being labeled "The Great American Desert” by mapmakers, my hard working farmers produced abundant crops when adequate rainfall occurred. Stock farmers . . . Map (db m164527) HM
11Texas (Terry County), Brownfield — 13052 — First Baptist Church of Brownfield
Circuit riding preachers led early Brownfield settlers in religious services at a local schoolhouse. On April 1, 1906, several area residents formed a Baptist church. The Rev. M.D. Williams became the congregation's first pastor. The church built . . . Map (db m73499) HM
12Texas (Terry County), Brownfield — Flora and Fauna — Rich Heritage — Hamilton Park —
I am the land. Bobcat, wolves, coyotes, cougar, bison, and even...black bear? Not on this land you think. But if you go back in time, that's exactly what you might seen! Natural fire, lack of rain, and native herbivores made me a . . . Map (db m164511) HM
13Texas (Terry County), Brownfield — 2211 — Gomez — A half-mile south of this marker stood the town of
In 1903, owners of land here in center of then-unorganized Terry County platted this town, secured a post office named for Spanish-American patriot Maximo Gomez, drilled a public water well, and induced merchants and citizens to move here. This was . . . Map (db m73481) HM
14Texas (Terry County), Brownfield — 2212 — Gomez Baptist Church
On August 3, 1903, nine worshipers gathered together under a wagon sheet to organize a Baptist church. Led by the Rev. J. R. Miller, the congregation met once a month in the Gomez schoolhouse. A one-room sanctuary, erected in 1909, was moved . . . Map (db m106460) HM
15Texas (Terry County), Brownfield — 2213 — Gomez Cemetery
Established in 1902 in Gomez (then 0.5 mi. W of here), first settlement in Terry County. Original 4-acre tract was deeded to Gomez School trustees in 1906 by pioneer settler H.F. Adams. Some of earliest settlers are buried here. Many graves were . . . Map (db m73483) HM
16Texas (Terry County), Brownfield — Law and Order — Rich Heritage — Hamilton Park —
I am the land. Laws of nature, laws of man, Spanish claims, Mexican land grants, Texas independence, secession and statehood. My people brought organization and government to my land. Spanish explorers led by Coronado first visited the . . . Map (db m164512) HM
17Texas (Terry County), Brownfield — 3186 — Maids and Matrons Club
In 1906, three years after the founding of Brownfield, eleven women gathered together to form a club. Named Maids and Matrons, the club became primarily a study group in 1907, and the members founded the town's first library that year. Affiliated . . . Map (db m73502) HM
18Texas (Terry County), Brownfield — Oil and Gas — Rich Heritage — Hamilton Park —
I am the land. Wildcatters, oil derricks, roughnecks, and pump jacks. They brought hidden oil and gas treasures to the surface. Indians used oil found floating on water in East Texas for medicinal purposes and the survivors of the DeSoto . . . Map (db m164531) HM
19Texas (Terry County), Brownfield — Patriotism
The bald eagle is a visible symbol of the pride and commitment that the people of Texas have for their country. Our ancestors who fought in the American Revolution and for the Republic of Texas instilled in us a feeling of pride . . . Map (db m164513) WM
20Texas (Terry County), Brownfield — Ranching — Rich Heritage — Hamilton Park —
I am the land. Cowboys, cattle and horses, leather, sagebrush – ranching. My plentiful grass drew cattle and cowboys to my land. In the late 1800s free range, 10-year state leases and land purchases provided grassland for large . . . Map (db m164523) HM
21Texas (Terry County), Brownfield — Religion, Education, and Medicine — Rich Heritage — Hamilton Park —
I am the land. Preachers, teachers, doctors, and nurses. Their presence was vital as families came to raise cattle and cultivate the land. Religion was practiced by circuit riders visiting cowboys around the camp fire and preaching in . . . Map (db m164510) HM
22Texas (Terry County), Brownfield — 4370 — Route of Nolan Expedition
Army and civilian effort in 1877 to halt raiding of Chief “Old Black Horse's” Comanches. In group were 60 Negro troops of Co. A, 10th U.S. Cavalry, and 22 buffalo hunters known as “The Forlorn Hope”. Troops departed Fort . . . Map (db m73728) HM
23Texas (Terry County), Brownfield — 13231 — Site of Joe T. and Laura Hamilton Home
In 1885, Joseph Thomas Hamilton (1856-1932) married Laura Letha Franklin (1867-1936) in Franklin County, Texas. Natives of southern U.S. states, the couple moved west with their first three children and settled here in 1902, before Terry County was . . . Map (db m73503) HM
24Texas (Terry County), Brownfield — 5234 — Terry County's First Jail
Terry County, organized in 1904, had no jail facility until this frame structure was erected in 1916 on the southeast corner of the courthouse square. The one-room building with two steel cells was replaced in 1926 by a jail located on the top floor . . . Map (db m73501) HM
25Texas (Terry County), Brownfield — The Land — Rich Heritage — Hamilton Park —
I am the land. El Llano Estacado, Ogallala, caprock, playas, draws, and arroyos. What I am has determined my history and will shape my future. Spanish Conquistadores in search of gold named me El Llano Estacado, the Staked or Stockaded . . . Map (db m164509) HM
 
Apr. 15, 2021