Community of Pumphrey

Community of Pumphrey (HM1JQU)

Location: Winters, TX 79567 Runnels County
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N 32° 2.344', W 100° 2.327'

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Founded about 1899. Named for Wm. M. Pumphrey (1849-1937), early settler. A deacon of the Baptist Church, he would put his organ in a wagon on weekends and take it, his wife and 11 children to attend services in Wingate.
     In 1900, as the settlement grew, a one-room frame school was built and named New Hope, to embody the aspirations of the citizens. The community came to have a post office (1901-1912), several stores and 2 churches.
     It withstood tragedy in 1906 when 4 men were killed by lightning-leaving more than 20 children orphans.
Marker Number4137
Year Placed1969
Placed ByTexas State Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, March 25th, 2015 at 5:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 401920 N 3545237
Decimal Degrees32.03906667, -100.03878333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 2.344', W 100° 2.327'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 2' 20.64" N, 100° 2' 19.62" W
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Area Code(s)325
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near FM1677, Winters TX 79567, US
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