Brownfield Municipal Power Plant

Brownfield Municipal Power Plant (HM1E8D)

Location: Brownfield, TX 79316 Terry County
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N 33° 10.798', W 102° 16.956'

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During the 1920s, when much of rural Texas was still without electricity, the town of Brownfield took a leap toward modernization. The town incorporated in 1920 and one year later held a vote on the issuance of bonds for the creation of a power plant. Citizens voted against the proposal, but undeterred, a group of residents formed a light and ice company — many electrical plants of the time were linked to ice manufacturing — and worked to get a new bond package. In 1921, voters overwhelmingly approved new bonds for a municipal plant. Building soon began, and by 1923, Brownfield had electricity. The plant closed in 2003 but is maintained as a distribution control center.
HM NumberHM1E8D
Marker Number13549
Year Placed2006
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
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Date Added Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 9:21pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13S E 753369 N 3674528
Decimal Degrees33.17996667, -102.28260000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 10.798', W 102° 16.956'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 10' 47.88" N, 102° 16' 57.36" W
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Area Code(s)806
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101-199 N 7th St, Brownfield TX 79316, US
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