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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Hamlin, Texas
Location of Hamlin, Texas
► Fisher County (8) ► Jones County (35) ► Kent County (6) ► Mitchell County (29) ► Nolan County (11) ► Scurry County (51) ► Stonewall County (9) ► Taylor County (89)
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|Ranchers John and William Hittson were among the first to settle in this area in about 1870; the area around their homes became known as Hittson or Hitson. Fisher County was created in 1876, and settlement began to increase. A post office opened in . . . — — Map (db m95117) HM|
|Settlements began to develop in Jones County by the mid-1800s, first around the abandoned Fort Phantom Hill site and then around ranches founded in the 1880s and farms established shortly thereafter. At this site in 1895, Reese Davis, Joe Swent and . . . — — Map (db m78764) HM|
|Early settler R.D. Moore conveyed 320 acres of land to the International Construction Co. (also called the Orient Land Co.) of Kansas City, Missouri, for a town site along the Panhandle Gulf Railway in September 1902. Probably named for Orient . . . — — Map (db m78763) HM|
|Organized on July 21, 1889, as the Baptist Church of Christ at Plum Creek, this church began with thirteen charter members. The congregation met in a community building shared by the Methodist church and the local Masonic lodge until a Baptist . . . — — Map (db m78788) HM|
|Soon after Jones County organized in 1881, ranchers settled west of Skinout Mountain and established a community called Banner. In 1890, a post office named Neinda opened, with John O’Brien as postmaster. A cemetery began the following year. The . . . — — Map (db m78789) HM|