Gomez

Gomez (HM1E89)

Location: Brownfield, TX 79316 Terry County
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N 33° 10.887', W 102° 22.255'

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A half-mile south of this marker stood the town of

In 1903, owners of land here in center of then-unorganized Terry County platted this town, secured a post office named for Spanish-American patriot Maximo Gomez, drilled a public water well, and induced merchants and citizens to move here. This was the first inhabited townsite in the county. Its promoters hoped it would be the county seat, but that honor went to Brownfield (4.4 mi. E) in 1904 when the county was organized. Gomez had a post office until 1926, school until 1941. A church, some businesses (.75 mi. NW), and the old cemetery retain the name.
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HM NumberHM1E89
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Marker Number2211
Year Placed1974
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 2:27am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)13S E 745128 N 3674482
Decimal Degrees33.18145000, -102.37091667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 10.887', W 102° 22.255'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 10' 53.22" N, 102° 22' 15.30" W
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Area Code(s)806
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 583-587 Unnamed Road, Brownfield TX 79316, US
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