“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Brownfield, Texas Historical Markers

A.M. Brownfield Home Marker image, Touch for more information
By Bill Kirchner, April 28, 2014
A.M. Brownfield Home Marker
Texas (Terry County), Brownfield — 56 — A.M. Brownfield Home
A.M. Brownfield, for whose family this town was named, came to Terry County as a rancher in 1900. An early community leader, he organized the Brownfield State Bank in 1905. Built as a home for his family in 1928, this structure exhibits influences . . . — Map (db m73500) HM
Texas (Terry County), Brownfield — 1225 — Brownfield Cemetery
The first public burial ground in the new Terry County seat of Brownfield was begun in 1904 when 19-year-old Jessie Hill died and was interred here. By 1907, this land belonged to M. V. Brownfield; records do not indicate whether the cemetery was . . . — Map (db m73484) HM
Texas (Terry County), Brownfield — 13549 — Brownfield Municipal Power Plant
During the 1920s, when much of rural Texas was still without electricity, the town of Brownfield took a leap toward modernization. The town incorporated in 1920 and one year later held a vote on the issuance of bonds for the creation of a power . . . — Map (db m73485) HM
Texas (Terry County), Brownfield — 881 — City of Brownfield
County seat of Terry County, founded in 1903 by developers W.G. Hardin and A.F. Small. Named for Brownfield family, prominent property owners and ranchers in the area. Measuring with only 100 feet of wire, Hardin and Small laid out a town . . . — Map (db m73486) HM
Texas (Terry County), Brownfield — 957 — Colonel B. F. Terry / Terry's Texas Rangers
Front Side: County named for Texas Confederate Colonel B. F. Terry 1821 – 1861 Native of Kentucky. Came to Texas 1831. Member Secession Convention. Commanded reinforcements of state troops sent to Rio Grande for the . . . — Map (db m73487) HM WM
Texas (Terry County), Brownfield — 13052 — First Baptist Church of Brownfield
Circuit riding preachers led early Brownfield settlers in religious services at a local schoolhouse. On April 1, 1906, several area residents formed a Baptist church. The Rev. M.D. Williams became the congregation's first pastor. The church built . . . — Map (db m73499) HM
Texas (Terry County), Brownfield — 2211 — Gomez A half-mile south of this marker stood the town of
In 1903, owners of land here in center of then-unorganized Terry County platted this town, secured a post office named for Spanish-American patriot Maximo Gomez, drilled a public water well, and induced merchants and citizens to move here. This was . . . — Map (db m73481) HM
Texas (Terry County), Brownfield — 2212 — Gomez Baptist Church
On August 3, 1903, nine worshipers gathered together under a wagon sheet to organize a Baptist church. Led by the Rev. J. R. Miller, the congregation met once a month in the Gomez schoolhouse. A one-room sanctuary, erected in 1909, was moved . . . — Map (db m106460) HM
Texas (Terry County), Brownfield — 2213 — Gomez Cemetery
Established in 1902 in Gomez (then 0.5 mi. W of here), first settlement in Terry County. Original 4-acre tract was deeded to Gomez School trustees in 1906 by pioneer settler H.F. Adams. Some of earliest settlers are buried here. Many graves were . . . — Map (db m73483) HM
Texas (Terry County), Brownfield — 3186 — Maids and Matrons Club
In 1906, three years after the founding of Brownfield, eleven women gathered together to form a club. Named Maids and Matrons, the club became primarily a study group in 1907, and the members founded the town's first library that year. Affiliated . . . — Map (db m73502) HM
Texas (Terry County), Brownfield — 4370 — Route of Nolan Expedition
Army and civilian effort in 1877 to halt raiding of Chief “Old Black Horse's” Comanches. In group were 60 Negro troops of Co. A, 10th U.S. Cavalry, and 22 buffalo hunters known as “The Forlorn Hope”. Troops departed Fort . . . — Map (db m73728) HM
Texas (Terry County), Brownfield — 13231 — Site of Joe T. and Laura Hamilton Home
In 1885, Joseph Thomas Hamilton (1856-1932) married Laura Letha Franklin (1867-1936) in Franklin County, Texas. Natives of southern U.S. states, the couple moved west with their first three children and settled here in 1902, before Terry County was . . . — Map (db m73503) HM
Texas (Terry County), Brownfield — 5234 — Terry County's First Jail
Terry County, organized in 1904, had no jail facility until this frame structure was erected in 1916 on the southeast corner of the courthouse square. The one-room building with two steel cells was replaced in 1926 by a jail located on the top floor . . . — Map (db m73501) HM

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