Earth

Earth (HM1YZK)

Location: Earth, TX 79031 Lamb County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 13.969', W 102° 24.505'

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Before white men entered this region in late 19th century, nomadic Apache, Comanche, and Kiowa Indians followed the buffalo from water hole to water hole. A favorite Indian camp was at a spring (5 miles w), near which the Springlake headquarters of the XIT Ranch were located in the 1890s. William Electious Halsell (1850-1934) purchased Springlake Division in 1901.

Halsell and his son, Ewing Halsell (1877-1965), established the 300,000-acre Mashed O Ranch in 1902. When the economic base of the High Plains began to shift from ranching to farming, and other large ranches were being sold for the plow, the Halsells, in 1923, offered a portion of their land for sale to new settlers. Sale of fertile rangelands attracted many farmers from the midwest, where land prices were soaring.
The Halsell family selected this site for a new settlement in August 1924, built a hotel, cotton gin, and school, and named it, "Fairlawn". When the post office opened in 1925, the names "Fairlawn" and "Tulsa" were rejected, and "Earth" chosen. Marshall Kelley was appointed first postmaster. Earth soon had several churches and business enterprises.

Earth was incorporated in 1946, and continues to serve an area rich in agricultural diversification.
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HM NumberHM1YZK
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Year Placed1973
Placed ByState Historical Survey Committee
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Date Added Saturday, June 17th, 2017 at 5:04pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13S E 738702 N 3791008
Decimal Degrees34.23281667, -102.40841667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 13.969', W 102° 24.505'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 13' 58.14" N, 102° 24' 30.3" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)806
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near S Cedar St, Earth TX 79031, US
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