Lipscomb, Texas

Lipscomb, Texas (HM1RFL)

Location: Lipscomb, TX 79056 Lipscomb County
Country: United States of America

N 36° 14.023', W 100° 16.542'

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Established, 1886 by settlers hoping to benefit from proposed Santa Fe Railroad in Panhandle.
Post office was opened in 1886; Lipscomb Town Company sold land for $3 an acre in 1887. In first month, seven businesses started.
When county was organized in 1887, Lipscomb became seat, named for A. S. Lipscomb, secretary of state in Republic of Texas and justice of State Supreme Court. Hotel from undeveloped town of Dominion was moved here, 1887.
First courthouse was built in 1887. The first school — in a church — had 25 pupils, 1888. A new courthouse was erected, 1916.
Marker Number3092
Year Placed1968
Placed ByState Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, April 3rd, 2016 at 9:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 385361 N 4010625
Decimal Degrees36.23371667, -100.27570000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 14.023', W 100° 16.542'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 14' 1.38" N, 100° 16' 32.52" W
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Area Code(s)806
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near TX-305, Lipscomb TX 79056, US
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