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Foard County Texas Historical Markers

 
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By Bill Kirchner, June 8, 2017
Crowell Schools Marker
Texas (Foard County), Crowell — 15186 — Crowell Schools
The first local schools organized shortly after the establishment of the community in 1891. Commissioners divided Foard County into nine school districts, including one for Crowell. Early settler Benjamin R. Blankenship contributed funds toward the . . . — Map (db m104882) HM
Texas (Foard County), Crowell — 1720 — First Christian Church(Organized 1906)
An early church in Crowell. First officials: Pastor, J. E. Chase; Elders, J. W. Cope, S. J. Fenton; Deacons, E. P. Bomar, F. H. Crews; Clerk, Ben Henderson; Treasurer, J. H. Self. Site, gift of C. A. Andrews, was chosen by Mmes. Ida Cheek, Robt. . . . — Map (db m104881) HM
Texas (Foard County), Crowell — 1802 — First Officials of Foard County
Committee appointed by the legislature to organize county met in (old) Margaret April 4, 1891. County divided into four precincts. Election held April 27. Following officials elected: Judge, J.C. Roberts Attorney, G.T. Brown Clerk, G.W. . . . — Map (db m81387) HM
Texas (Foard County), Crowell — Foard CoEst. Feb. 21, 1891
Mr. J.G. Witherspoon has been called the Father of Foard Co., for he was the governing force which led the organization of a new county. Through his acquaintance with people in several surrounding counties, he was able to acquire the 700 sq. miles . . . — Map (db m81394) HM
Texas (Foard County), Crowell — 1933 — Foard County
Formed from Hardeman, King Cottle, and Know Counties Created      March 3, 1891 Organized      April 27, 1891 Named in Honor of Robert L. Foard 1831 - 1898 A Confederate Officer Prominent Lawyer of Columbus Texas . . . — Map (db m81442) HM
Texas (Foard County), Crowell — 12719 — Foard County Courthouse
This is the second courthouse to serve Foard County since its creation in 1891. By 1909, the first courthouse proved too small for the needs of the county, and voters passed a bond election for the purpose of building a new one. The Commissioners . . . — Map (db m81386) HM
Texas (Foard County), Crowell — 3966 — Pease River Battlefield(Site Located 8 Miles Northeast)
In 1860 at the Battle of Pease River, Indian captive Cynthia Ann Parker and her daughter, Prairie Flower, were rescued by Texas Rangers under Capt. L.S. Ross (later Governor of Texas).      Cynthia Ann, most celebrated of all Comanche captives, . . . — Map (db m81438) HM
Texas (Foard County), Crowell — Quanah Parker and the ComanchesQuanah Parker Trail
Quanah Parker and the Comanches camped near here on the Pease River & Cynthia Ann recaptured 8 miles N.E. Arrow Sculptor: Charles A. Smith — Map (db m81354) HM
Texas (Foard County), Crowell — 4298 — Robert L. Foard1831 – 1898
County named for Texas Confederate Officer Robert L. Foard 1831 – 1898 Came to Texas from Maryland 1853. Prominent pioneer lawyer and citizen. Lt. Columbus Grays Texas Militia Co. 1861. Confederate Major 13th Texas . . . — Map (db m81356) HM
Texas (Foard County), Crowell — 4856 — Site of Old Pease City
Founded in 1880 by Benjamin E. Lower, John Wesley and wife, first settlers. Lower became the first postmaster, 1880; Mrs. Wesley was second, 1882. Place was named for Pease River and E.M. Pease, Texas Governor (1853-57 and 1867-69).      Second . . . — Map (db m81440) HM

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