“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 Strawn, Texas

Clickable Map of Palo Pinto 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> Palo Pinto County, TX (28) Eastland County, TX (46) Erath County, TX (61) Hood County, TX (40) Jack County, TX (20) Parker County, TX (45) Stephens County, TX (9) Young County, TX (44)  PaloPintoCounty(28) Palo Pinto County (28)  EastlandCounty(46) Eastland County (46)  ErathCounty(61) Erath County (61)  HoodCounty(40) Hood County (40)  JackCounty(20) Jack County (20)  ParkerCounty(45) Parker County (45)  StephensCounty(9) Stephens County (9)  YoungCounty(44) Young County (44)
Palo Pinto is the county seat for Palo Pinto County
Strawn is in Palo Pinto County
      Palo Pinto County (28)  
      Eastland County (46)  
      Erath County (61)  
      Hood County (40)  
      Jack County (20)  
      Parker County (45)  
      Stephens County (9)  
      Young County (44)  
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1Texas, Palo Pinto County, Strawn — 393 — Bethel Strawn, C.S.A.
An 1858 settler and leading citizen of Palo Pinto County. Enlisted 1864 in Co. B, 1st Frontier District, Texas State Troops, in Maj. Wm. Quayle’s command. Saw service mainly in keeping down Indian depredations and protecting settlements that were . . . Map (db m98439) HM
2Texas, Palo Pinto County, Strawn — 13990 — Mary Jane Gentry
Born in Boston in 1912, Mary Jane Catherine Gentry became an accomplished educator, historian, author and world traveler. Her 1946 University of Texas Master’s thesis, written under supervision of Walter Prescott Webb, was entitled “Thurber: . . . Map (db m98397) HM
3Texas, Palo Pinto County, Strawn — 3494 — Mount Marion Cemetery
Located on land once owned by William W. Johnson, whose coal mining operations spurred major development in nearby Thurber, this cemetery was named for Johnson’s daughter, Marion, who died at age three. It later became the primary burial ground for . . . Map (db m98396) HM
4Texas, Palo Pinto County, Strawn — 12525 — Robinson School
In 1937, Guy U. Robinson led his neighbors to petition the county for a new common school district, in part to protest high school taxes in Strawn. Leo Ankenbauer sold two acres of land to school trustees, and craftsmen Bill Roberson and W. Proctor . . . Map (db m181927) HM
5Texas, Palo Pinto County, Strawn — 15491 — Strawn
Anglo settlement began in this area, known as North Fork, in 1855. Stephen Bethel Strawn moved here in 1859 and in 1880 donated the right-of-way for the Texas and Pacific Railroad and laid off property for a townsite. The community’s economy was . . . Map (db m98440) HM
6Texas, Palo Pinto County, Strawn — 5138 — Strawn City Hall
The city of Strawn, incorporated in 1917, held its first council meeting in a hall at a local bank building. During an oil, gas, and coal-inspired economic boom the city’s population reached 5,000 in 1920, and in 1921 bonds for a city hall were . . . Map (db m98441) HM
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7Texas, Palo Pinto County, Strawn — 12708 — Thomas House
Designed by Dallas architect Thomas J. Galbraith and completed in 1919, this house is an excellent regional example of the Prairie School style of architecture. Its strong historical associations with area ranches and with the Ranger oil boom lend . . . Map (db m98398) HM
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Mar. 20, 2023