John Ellison Burns

John Ellison Burns (HM1Z31)

Location: Lockney, TX 79241 Floyd County
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N 34° 7.462', W 101° 26.391'

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Trained as a blacksmith by his father in Alabama, John Ellison Burns (1853-1940) brought his hand-forged tools to Texas in 1874. He settled in the new town of Lockney in 1900 and opened a blacksmith shop. As his business expanded he hired his three sons and ten craftsmen to service the freight wagons that hauled farm commodities to the railroad in Lockney. When the town developed into a rail center, the freighting business declined. However, Burns continued serving the community as a blacksmith, repairing farm machinery and implements.
HM NumberHM1Z31
Year Placed1983
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, June 21st, 2017 at 5:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 274988 N 3778634
Decimal Degrees34.12436667, -101.43985000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 7.462', W 101° 26.391'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 7' 27.72" N, 101° 26' 23.46" W
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Area Code(s)806
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 218 Locust St, Lockney TX 79241, US
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