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By Duane Hall, March 23, 2018
Bev McCormick Memorial
Texas (Schleicher County), Eldorado — Bev McCormick
(Front Side) Bev McCormick 1st Class Private Co. M. 23rd Inf. 2nd Div. Killed in Argonne Forrest, France Nov. 2, 1918 (Back Side) Honor Erected by the citizens of Schleicher County In memory of Bev . . . — Map (db m116028) WM
Texas (Schleicher County), Eldorado — 605 — Captain Gustav Schleicher
County named for Texas Confederate Captain Gustav Schleicher 1823 — 1879 Chief purchasing agent, army engineer Department for Southern Armies West Mississippi. Bought desperately needed intrenching tool, iron, steel, lead and . . . — Map (db m116031) HM
Texas (Schleicher County), Eldorado — 610 — Christopher Columbus Doty (April 16, 1857 - October 26, 1944)
First permanent citizen of Schleicher County. Came to Texas from Missouri, 1879. Soon bought headquarters at Ten-Mile Water Hole (1/2 mi. east). Drilled first water well in county 1882 and erected first windmill south of Concho River, thus . . . — Map (db m104053) HM
Texas (Schleicher County), Eldorado — 1527 — First Baptist Church of Eldorado
This congregation was organized by 15 charter members on Sept. 1, 1901, and originally called the Eldorado Missionary Baptist Church. The day following its organization seven people, baptized in the South Concho River by the Rev. Ben Wilson, were . . . — Map (db m116025) HM
Texas (Schleicher County), Eldorado — 12190 — First Methodist Church of Eldorado
Established in July 1901, this congregation was the first church organized in the new town of Eldorado. Early services were held in Brush Arbors or in the local school building. In 1903 the church erected its first sanctuary and shared it with other . . . — Map (db m116032) HM
Texas (Schleicher County), Eldorado — 1532 — First National Bank Building
Local investors raised $30,000 in 1906 to form the First National Bank of Eldorado, Texas. Contractors Drew and Harvey used native limestone to construct this bank building in 1907. Its Renaissance Revival style features segmented arches and . . . — Map (db m116024) HM
Texas (Schleicher County), Eldorado — 4405 — Schleicher County
Formed from Crockett County. Created April 1, 1887. Organized July 9, 1901. Named in honor of Gustav Schleicher, 1823-1879. Pioneer German settler, member of the Texs Legislature, member of the United States Congress. County seat, El Dorado. First . . . — Map (db m104051) HM
Texas (Schleicher County), Eldorado — 4406 — Schleicher County Courthouse
Constructed in 1923-24, this courthouse replaced an earlier building on this site which burned in 1917. Designed by noted architect Henry T. Phelps of San Antonio, the 3-story Classical Revival structure features four half-round giant order doric . . . — Map (db m116030) HM
Texas (Schleicher County), Eldorado — 4418 — Site of Mark Fury Ranch Stage Stand
Originally part of the Mark Fury Ranch, this site was used as a stagecoach stop from 1894 to 1909. Theodore Jackson Savell (1872-1954) owned and operated the line between San Angelo and Sonora. Six mornings each week a horn was blown to announce the . . . — Map (db m104057) HM
Texas (Schleicher County), Eldorado — 4411 — Site of Verand
The first town in Schleicher County, Verand was established about 1890 near the headquarters of the Vermont Ranch. Although short-lived, the town, platted in 86 lots, incuded a stagecoach station, post office, store, and hotel, as well as homes for . . . — Map (db m104056) HM
Texas (Schleicher County), Eldorado — 5683 — West Texas Woolen Mills
Introduced in this area in 1883, sheep existed in large numbers throughout the region by the 1930s. Prominent local banker Joseph B. Christian and his son, textile engineer Joe Muller Christian, erected this native stone building to house the West . . . — Map (db m116027) HM

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