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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Shamrock, Texas

 
Clickable Map of Collingsworth 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 Collingsworth County, TX (15) Childress County, TX (9) Donley County, TX (32) Gray County, TX (28) Hall County, TX (11) Wheeler County, TX (41) Beckham County, OK (14) Harmon County, OK (2)  CollingsworthCounty(15) Collingsworth County (15)  ChildressCounty(9) Childress County (9)  DonleyCounty(32) Donley County (32)  GrayCounty(28) Gray County (28)  HallCounty(11) Hall County (11)  WheelerCounty(41) Wheeler County (41)  BeckhamCountyOklahoma(14) Beckham County (14)  HarmonCounty(2) Harmon County (2)
Location of Shamrock, Texas
    Collingsworth County (15)
    Childress County (9)
    Donley County (32)
    Gray County (28)
    Hall County (11)
    Wheeler County (41)
    Beckham County, Oklahoma (14)
    Harmon County, Oklahoma (2)
 
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1Texas (Collingsworth County), Shamrock — 3594 — Nicholson School
Once the center of a thriving agricultural community, Nicholson School was named for county judge Arthur Clyde Nicholson, during whose term the school was opened in 1915. As Nicholson School increased in enrollment, reaching a peak of 150 students . . . Map (db m48387) HM
2Texas (Collingsworth County), Shamrock — 4825 — Site of Lutie School
The community of Lutie, named for early settler Lutie Gresham Templeton. Traces its history to 1909. Two years previously, local citizens had formed the Pleasant Valley School about one mile northeast of the townsite. Community leaders moved the . . . Map (db m48390) HM
3Texas (Wheeler County), Shamrock — "Bill Mack's influence on country music is legendary"
"Bill Mack's influence on country music is legendary" - George Strait Bill Mack's journey in broadcasting has taken him from radio in its heyday to the newest technology of satellite. His talent and the longevity of his career have earned him . . . Map (db m164028) HM
4Texas (Wheeler County), Shamrock — Bill Mack: Shamrock's Midnight Cowboy
For six decades, the distinctive voice of Bill Mack has graced the radio airwaves. Blessed with a creativity inherited from his mother, Bill has become a successful country music songwriter and one of the most popular radio disc jockeys in . . . Map (db m164026) HM
5Texas (Wheeler County), Shamrock — 17827 — Bowers Cemetery
Beginning in the 1920s, this cemetery has been a burial ground for the African American community of Shamrock. The oldest marked grave, for William Frank Holmon, dates from 1926. Also known as West Shamrock Cemetery, the site takes its name from . . . Map (db m152784) HM
6Texas (Wheeler County), Shamrock — 1674 — First Baptist Church of Shamrock
Organized in 1904 by the Rev. E. A. Oller, this was the second church established in Shamrock. Charter members included Martha Anderson, A. N. Holmes, Mrs. Kaffir, Mrs. Betty McGreggor, and J. M. Woodley. First meeting place was the local . . . Map (db m100317) HM
7Texas (Wheeler County), Shamrock — 2277 — Greer County, Texas(To the east, in present Oklahoma)
Created 1860; until 1896, one of largest counties in Texas. Organized at Old Mobeetie, northwest of here. In 1880s settlement was rapid; by 1892 nearly 2,500 pupils were in county's schools. A post office, jail and many houses were built, and over . . . Map (db m100324) HM
8Texas (Wheeler County), Shamrock — 3776 — Old Pakan School
Named for Sam Pakan, Sr., (1875-1929), Slovak emigrant. Success in Chicago enabled him to buy land here, 1904. Ten other Slovak families joined him and pooled funds to build first school, 1907. Some old settlers remaining include Linkeys, Mertels, . . . Map (db m100354) HM
9Texas (Wheeler County), Shamrock — 19 — Quanah Parker TrailTexas Plains Trail Region
Comanche, Kiowa & Cheyenne Indians camped at the north fork of the Red River during their travels Arrow sculptor: Charles A. SmithMap (db m153560) HM
10Texas (Wheeler County), Shamrock — 20100 — Shamrock Cemetery
Because of Shamrock's population growth in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, its citizens decided to establish an official community cemetery. In 1908, members of the Shamrock Cemetery Association, Frank Exum, C.R. Moore and E.I. . . . Map (db m152776) HM
11Texas (Wheeler County), Shamrock — 4655 — Shamrock Methodist Church
Visits of Methodist ministers to this area began in 1881. On June 17, 1901, circuit rider W. L. Harris, from Cataline Mission (40 mi N), organized this first local church in native walnut grove of Mrs. Mary Ruth Jones (3 mi N). Charter members (17) . . . Map (db m100318) HM
12Texas (Wheeler County), Shamrock — 15350 — Shamrock Water Tower
Soon after residents voted to incorporate in March 1911, Shamrock officials identified the need for a reliable waterworks for the city. Prior to that time, citizens got their water from one of two town wells or hauled it to town in barrels on . . . Map (db m100316) HM
13Texas (Wheeler County), Shamrock — 18548 — Shamrock’s St. Patrick’s Day Celebration
Early area settler George Nickel and his wife, Dora (Haggard), raised their family in a dugout home in Wheeler County. For his Irish heritage and for its symbolism of luck and courage, George suggested “Shamrock” for a Post Office . . . Map (db m152774) HM
14Texas (Wheeler County), Shamrock — The Legend of St. Patrick and the Shamrock
Saint Patrick, the Patron Saint of Ireland, is one of Christianity’s most widely known figures. Even with all of his celebrity, much of his life remains a mystery. Historians are still researching and debating the famous account of his banishing all . . . Map (db m105794) HM
15Texas (Wheeler County), Shamrock — 5513 — Tower Building
The distinctive Tower Building was one of many commercial structures erected in the early 1930s along new U.S. Route 66. Designed by Pampa Architect J.C. Berry, the structure was built by local entrepreneur J.M. Tindall in 1936. The Tower Building . . . Map (db m52016) HM
16Texas (Wheeler County), Shamrock — Welcome to Blarney Stone Plaza
Irish folklore says “you will never be at a loss for words” after kissing the Blarney Stone (also known as The Stone of Eloquence). Here in Shamrock, Texas, some of our locals swear their luck changed for the better after kissing this . . . Map (db m105791) HM
 
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