“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 Ira, Texas

Clickable Map of Scurry 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> Scurry County, TX (59) Borden County, TX (3) Fisher County, TX (8) Garza County, TX (30) Kent County, TX (6) Mitchell County, TX (30) Nolan County, TX (23)  ScurryCounty(59) Scurry County (59)  BordenCounty(3) Borden County (3)  FisherCounty(8) Fisher County (8)  GarzaCounty(30) Garza County (30)  KentCounty(6) Kent County (6)  MitchellCounty(30) Mitchell County (30)  NolanCounty(23) Nolan County (23)
Snyder is the county seat for Scurry County
Ira is in Scurry County
      Scurry County (59)  
      Borden County (3)  
      Fisher County (8)  
      Garza County (30)  
      Kent County (6)  
      Mitchell County (30)  
      Nolan County (23)  
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1 Texas, Scurry County, Ira — 691 — Campsite of the Marcy Expedition
At a grove of mesquite and wild china trees by a creek near here, Capt. R. B. Marcy's expedition camped Oct. 7, 1849, while blazing the famous Marcy Trail. They saw nothing deadlier than quail and wild turkeys in the area, but the next day, tragedy . . . Map (db m111759) HM
2 Texas, Scurry County, Ira — 2648 — Ira
Named for Ira Green, who had a crossroads store near this site. First homes and school were half-dugouts (cellars with windows set above ground level). Post office established 1896. On opening of block 97 to settlers, 1899, area became active farm . . . Map (db m111758) HM
3 Texas, Scurry County, Ira — 2679 — J. J. Moore No. 1 Oil Well(1.4 miles south)
First producing oil well in Scurry County; opened a major West Texas petroleum area. Drilled February to October 1923 by E. I. (Tommy) Thompson, W. W. Lechner and E. E. (Buddy) Fogelson of Loutex Corp., W. A. Reiter located the well. Leon English . . . Map (db m111757) HM
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Apr. 18, 2024