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Yoakum County
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz
N 33° 11.335 W 102° 49.764
13S E 702354 N 3674329
Quick Description: The Yoakum County marker at the courthouse in Plains TX
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 3/5/2014 7:35:24 AM
Waymark Code: WMK9K8
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member QuesterMark
Views: 4

Long Description:
This 1936 pink granite county marker is located at the Yoakum County Courthouse in Plains.

Blasterz think the text of the plaque was updated. For one thing, the date 1965 is on the plaque (ha). For another, the text is not like the other 1936 county markers we have seen, which are just the county facts.
Marker Number: 5927

Marker Text:
Created August 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 scattered ranchers here until after 1900. County organized September 7, 1907. By 1910 population reached 602 as result of sale of state lands. Discovery of oil in 1935 brought industry and more people. A "Bonus Shack" typical of cabins used by homesteaders is used as a historical museum in Plains, the county seat. 1965


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