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Parmer County

  Texas Historical Markers
US 70/84, Farwell, TX, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 34° 23' 14.07725999988", -103° 1' 5.8542099996"
    Texas State
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     Created August 21, 1876, from Bexar County. Named for Martin Parmer (The Ringtailed Panther), signer of Texas Declaration of Independence. Organized May 7, 1907. The XIT Ranch, extending across nine counties, initially owned most of Parmer. The Capitol Syndicate, which built Texas' Capitol, received in payment 3,050,000 acres of land and established the XIT in 1885. By 1890, population of the county was only 70. But, with syndicate land sales, buyers came on the new railroad in 1904. Brisk settlement began, with many small farms. Farwell is the county seat. (1965)

This page last updated: 7/15/2008

Parmer County Historical Marker Location Map, Texas