Old Farwell

Old Farwell (HM1RBQ)

Location: Spearman, TX 79081 Hansford County
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 14.969', W 101° 22.524'

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Established 1886 about 1/2 mile northeast of this site. Intended to be county seat of Hansford County, created 1876, organized in 1889. Lost election to town of Hansford, which served till 1928 but is also now non-existent.
Named for early surveyor John V. Farwell and members of his family, Chicago department store executives who operated XIT Ranch in this and 9 other counties - their fee in payment for building of the Texas State Capitol, 1882-86.
Stones here are from the casing of a 200 foot well dug by hand to supply water to the town.
Marker Number3727
Year Placed1965
Placed ByState Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, March 29th, 2016 at 1:03pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 286568 N 4014237
Decimal Degrees36.24948333, -101.37540000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 14.969', W 101° 22.524'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 14' 58.14" N, 101° 22' 31.44" W
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Area Code(s)806
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near TX-15, Spearman TX 79081, US
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