“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 Friona, Texas

Clickable Map of Parmer 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> Parmer County, TX (19) Bailey County, TX (17) Castro County, TX (14) Deaf Smith County, TX (19) Lamb County, TX (22) Curry County, NM (5)  ParmerCounty(19) Parmer County (19)  BaileyCounty(17) Bailey County (17)  CastroCounty(14) Castro County (14)  DeafSmithCounty(19) Deaf Smith County (19)  LambCounty(22) Lamb County (22)  CurryCountyNew Mexico(5) Curry County (5)
Farwell is the county seat for Parmer County
Friona is in Parmer County
      Parmer County (19)  
      Bailey County (17)  
      Castro County (14)  
      Deaf Smith County (19)  
      Lamb County (22)  
      Curry County, New Mexico (5)  
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1 Texas, Parmer County, Friona — 15970 — Black Community
In 1898, the Santa Fe Railroad came through here and associated buildings were constructed in what would become the Black Community. Named for land speculator E.B. Black, the community was further settled beginning in 1908, when the Wright Land . . . Map (db m56072) HM
2 Texas, Parmer County, Friona — City of FrionaEstablished 1906 • Incorporated 1928
Friona's old Santa Fe depot, built 1908, was moved from beside the tracks to the park during the Texas sesquicentennial in 1986. Moving, restoration, and upkeep are sponsored by the Heritage Society • • • These columns were part of . . . Map (db m196335) HM
3 Texas, Parmer County, Friona — 2067 — Friona
When established by the XIT Ranch in 1898, this community was originally called Frio, after Frio (Cold) Draw, and it served as a shipping point on the recently built Pecos & Northern Texas Railroad. In 1906, the George G. Wright Land Co. took . . . Map (db m56075) HM
4 Texas, Parmer County, Friona — 13615 — Friona Schools
Friona has the distinction of being the first town in Texas to integrate its schools. The first school opened on this site in 1908 in a one-room frame building, with Roxie Witherspoon teaching 18 pupils. A two-story brick school finished in 1911 . . . Map (db m56076) HM
5 Texas, Parmer County, Friona — 13217 — Friona Women's Clubs
By 1898, Friona and several other area townsites had been laid out as switches on the Pecos Valley & Northern Texas Railroad. Settlers soon began arriving in Friona, which incorporated in 1906. Twenty Friona women organized a club in September 1909, . . . Map (db m56074) HM
6 Texas, Parmer County, Friona — 18407 — Friona's First Barbershop
Friona was established in 1906 and by 1926, various businesses were established. Jack Anderson began his barber career at the XIT ranch in 1903. He settled in Friona where he opened the town's first barbershop in 1926 and cut hair for generations. . . . Map (db m151342) HM
7 Texas, Parmer County, Friona — 4784 — Site of First Church in City of Friona
The city of Friona was founded in 1906 by George G. Wright Land Co., of Kansas City, an agency employed by the XIT Ranch owners to sell their range lands in small tracts. Religious-minded settlers in 1908 organized the Union Congregational Church. . . . Map (db m56077) HM
8 Texas, Parmer County, Friona — 4871 — Site of Parmerton(Elevation 4,202 feet)
Founded as Parmer Switch on Pecos & Northern Texas Railroad in 1898. In 1906 became site of a model farm. Using Campbell dry farming method, run by Capitol Freehold Land & Investment Co. In 1907, Parmerton Townsite Co. bought 200 acres of the . . . Map (db m56078) HM
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Jul. 23, 2024