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Site of Parmerton

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US 60, about 5.5 mi NE of Bovina, Parmerton, TX, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 34° 34' 52.83747999984", -102° 48' 12.1474000008"
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     Founded as Parmer Switch on Pecos & Northern Texas Railroad in 1898. In 1906, became site of a model farm. Using Campbell dry farming method, run by Capitol Freehold Land & Investment Company. In 1907, Parmerton Townsite Company bought 200 acres of the farm and laid out a town, which was designed first county seat that same year. A post office was soon established. When, in late 1907, Farwell was elected new county seat, Parmerton's citizens departed, taking homes and other buildings with them. Only the railroad switch marks the site today. (1971)

This page last updated: 7/15/2008

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