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Historical Markers in Childress, Texas

Clickable Map of Childress 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> Childress County, TX (9) Collingsworth County, TX (15) Cottle County, TX (10) Hall County, TX (14) Hardeman County, TX (15) Harmon County, OK (2)  ChildressCounty(9) Childress County (9)  CollingsworthCounty(15) Collingsworth County (15)  CottleCounty(10) Cottle County (10)  HallCounty(14) Hall County (14)  HardemanCounty(15) Hardeman County (15)  HarmonCountyOklahoma(2) Harmon County (2)
Childress is the county seat for Childress County
Childress is in Childress County
      Childress County (9)  
      Collingsworth County (15)  
      Cottle County (10)  
      Hall County (14)  
      Hardeman County (15)  
      Harmon County, Oklahoma (2)  
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1 Texas, Childress County, Childress — 15751 — Childress Cemetery
Established 1887 Historic Texas Cemetery – 2008 Marker is property of the State of Texas Map (db m100182) HM
2 Texas, Childress County, Childress — 829 — Childress County
Formed from Young and Bexar Territories Created • Organized August 21, 1876 • April 11, 1887 Named in honor of George Campbell Childress 1804 – 1841 A member of the Convention in 1836 Co-author of the Texas . . . Map (db m96825) HM
3 Texas, Childress County, Childress — 830 — Childress Post Office Building
The Childress Post Office was established in 1887, and in 1935 this post office building was constructed on the site formerly occupied by the First Methodist Church. Reflecting the Spanish Colonial style of architecture, it features round-arched . . . Map (db m100180) HM
4 Texas, Childress County, Childress — 968 — Colonel Wm. Edgar Hughes of the Mill Iron
Born 1840. Came from Illinois to Texas, 1859. During Civil War rose from private, 1st Texas Artillery, to Colonel in 16th Cavalry. Was in bloody battles of Shiloh, Chickamauga, Nashville, Richmond. After war, when "didn't have 2 pairs of pants", . . . Map (db m96647) HM
5 Texas, Childress County, Childress — Frank CollinsonBuffalo Hunter
In 1872, Frank Collinson, an English born adventurer, came to Texas to be a cowboy. After a few years of trailing the big cattle herds north, he turned his attention to the burgeoning Buffalo hide trade that was taking root at Texas towns such as . . . Map (db m100181) HM
6 Texas, Childress County, Childress — 2226 — Goodnight Trail
In hostile Indian years of 1866-71, route of great cattle drives from Texas to U.S. forts in Colorado and New Mexico. Col. Charles Goodnight, trailblazer, drove thousands of cattle to water here. Site later (1886) became Childress. Cattle watering . . . Map (db m47660) HM
7 Texas, Childress County, Childress — 3471 — Morgan Hospital
Morgan Hospital One of the earliest medical care facilities in Childress, this double-galleried building was constructed in 1916 to house the clinic of Dr. J.D. Michie and Dr. H.D. Barnes. Nine years later it was purchased by Dr. T.M. Morgan, who . . . Map (db m100178) HM
8 Texas, Childress County, Childress — 3789 — Old Railroad Y.M.C.A.
Recreation and hospitality center for early Childress; in Spanish Mission Revival style architecture. Built 1903, after citizens, led by R.H. Norris and Dr. J.H. Cristler, attracted Fort Worth & Denver Railway shops and division offices here. Among . . . Map (db m100177) HM
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9 Texas, Childress County, Childress — 13801 — Palace Theater
F.M. Phipps and G.S. Layton opened the Palace Theater in 1926. The theater suffered two fires, the second burning it to the ground in 1936. Phipps' widow, Mable, and Layton's son G.R. hired W. Scott Dunne of Dallas to design a new moviehouse at the . . . Map (db m100179) HM
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Mar. 5, 2024