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Yoakum County Texas Historical Markers

 
Discovery Well in the Wasson Field Marker image, Touch for more information
By Bill Kirchner, April 28, 2014
Discovery Well in the Wasson Field Marker
Texas (Yoakum County), Denver City — 1229 — Discovery Well in the Wasson Field
L.P. and Ruth Bennett moved to Yoakum County in 1916 to take over the ranching operation they had inherited from Ruth's father Dr. J.R. Smith of Munday. In 1927 they leased part of the ranch to the Texas Pacific Coal and Oil Company for the drilling . . . — Map (db m73469) HM
Texas (Yoakum County), Plains — 5927 — Yoakum County
Created Aug. 21, 1876, from Bexar County. Named for Henderson Yoakum, who wrote a classic on early Texas history. Only Texas county named for an author. Indian activity and frontier hazards made growth slow. Only itinerant buffalo hunters and . . . — Map (db m73468) HM

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