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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Pharr, Texas

 
Clickable Map of Hidalgo 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 Hidalgo County, TX (45) Brooks County, TX (11) Cameron County, TX (107) Kenedy County, TX (5) Starr County, TX (11) Willacy County, TX (5)  HidalgoCounty(45) Hidalgo County (45)  BrooksCounty(11) Brooks County (11)  CameronCounty(107) Cameron County (107)  KenedyCounty(5) Kenedy County (5)  StarrCounty(11) Starr County (11)  WillacyCounty(5) Willacy County (5)
Location of Pharr, Texas
    Hidalgo County (45)
    Brooks County (11)
    Cameron County (107)
    Kenedy County (5)
    Starr County (11)
    Willacy County (5)
 
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1Texas (Hidalgo County), Pharr — 558 — Buell School
Constructed in 1927-28 to serve Mexican-American children in the Pharr-San Juan school district, this school replaced an earlier facility at this site. The new school was named in honor of educator Helen W. Buell (1861-1949), principal of the . . . Map (db m165870) HM
2Texas (Hidalgo County), Pharr — 13003 — City of Pharr
For many centuries, nomadic Coahuiltecans lived in the Lower Rio Grande area. In the 1500s, Spanish explorers came through the region, and the Spanish government began to colonize both sides of the river by the late 1700s. At the close of the . . . Map (db m165872) HM
3Texas (Hidalgo County), Pharr — 1809 — First Pharr School
Erected in 1911 as a one-story structure, this building housed the first school in Pharr. John Bales, the contractor, built a number of the town's early structures. Classes were held here until 1915, when enrollment had grown from nine students to . . . Map (db m166085) HM
4Texas (Hidalgo County), Pharr — 14165 — Guadalupe Cemetery
This cemetery, named for Mexico's patron Saint, Our Lady of Guadalupe, was established in 1913 as a public burial ground for residents of the Pharr community. The Pharr townsite was laid out in 1909, and though ranch graveyards existed south of . . . Map (db m165871) HM
5Texas (Hidalgo County), Pharr — Historic PharrThe Hub City of the Valley
Located on lands originally known in the 1600's as the Seno Mejicana, the City of Pharr was founded 1909, during a period of great social and economic transition in the Rio Grande Valley. Amidst the explosive growth caused by the . . . Map (db m166044) HM
6Texas (Hidalgo County), Pharr — 2961 — Kiwanis Club of Pharr
This Mission style building was the first meeting place in the Kiwanis International Organization owned by a local club. It was built in 1928, 13 years after the formation of the first Kiwanis Club in Detroit, Michigan, and one year after the . . . Map (db m166086) HM
7Texas (Hidalgo County), Pharr — 3779 — Old Pharr City Hall
This structure was completed in 1911 by the Pharr Townsite Co., operated by John C. Kelly (1862-1937), a co-founder of Pharr. It housed the first bank, the post office, a confectionary, a drugstore, and the first irrigation and canal company. The . . . Map (db m165873) HM
8Texas (Hidalgo County), Pharr — 13233 — Pharr Volunteer Fire Department
In July 1916, the same year voters incorporated the City of Pharr, a large fire laid waste to an entire downtown city block. As a result of the blaze, the community lost Pharr Lumber Co., Pharr Mercantile Co., Folsum Hardware Co., National Theatre . . . Map (db m166084) HM
 
Apr. 15, 2021