Texas Landmarks - Fisher County

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Fisher County - TXGenWeb County Index

Fisher County, Texas - Index of Landmarks & Vanished Communities

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1.     Scroll or use your browser "find" function to search this Index for a particular feature name or location.

2.     Copy the Latitude and Longitude of your selected feature on a piece of paper for later reference. ( 311613N is 31° 16’ 13”  and 0953747W is 95° 37’ 47” – drop the leading 0  )

3.     Click on the name of the feature to view a map of the county. (Features submitted by other than USGS will appear immediately and no more action on you part to locate your feature.)

4.     Note that as you move the cursor across the map that the latitude and longitude of the cursor is given in boxes on the left side of the page.

5.     Move the cursor to display the latitude and longitude you recorded in step 2, and then left click. This click will center your selected feature in the center of the map. This is the location of your selected feature. If the copied lat & long is given in decimal degrees (31.78923) select DD.DD in the coordinates box directly under the Lat & long boxes.

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7.     Items submitted by sources other than the USGS show approximate locations only. They have not been surveyed but usually are given to editor as verbal or written descriptions.

Locations of creeks & streams are given at the mouth of the creek or stream, i.e. where it joins a larger stream.

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Feature Name

St

County Name

Type

Latitude
Longitude

Description

Submitters Name
E-mail address

Aaron Park

TX

Fisher

park

325049N
1002847W

 

USGS

Adair Canyon

TX

Fisher

valley

325723N
1003559W

 

USGS

Afton Cemetery

TX

Fisher

cemetery

325339N
1001346W

 

USGS

Alkali Creek

TX

Fisher

stream

324717N
1002230W

 

USGS

Bernecker

TX

Fisher

pop place

323339N
1003343W

 

USGS

Bethel Church

TX

Fisher

church

323824N
1003259W

 

USGS

Bluff Creek

TX

Fisher

stream

323102N
1001821W

 

USGS

Buffalo Creek

TX

Fisher

stream

324622N
1003424W

 

USGS

Bull Creek

TX

Fisher

stream

323804N
1003031W

 

USGS

Busby

TX

Fisher

pop place

323722N
1002514W

 

USGS

Capitola

TX

Fisher

pop place

323720N
1002932W

 

USGS

Celotex

TX

Fisher

locale

325025N
1001046W

 

USGS

Center

TX

Fisher

locale

324341N
1002709W

 

USGS

China Creek

TX

Fisher

stream

324125N
1001141W

 

USGS

Claytonville

TX

Fisher

pop place

323654N
1003132W

 

USGS

Claytonville Oil Field

TX

Fisher

oilfield

323925N
1002907W

 

USGS

Coon Hollow

TX

Fisher

valley

324653N
1003335W

 

USGS

Cottonwood Creek

TX

Fisher

stream

324714N
1002109W

 

USGS

Cottonwood Creek

TX

Fisher

stream

323202N
1001627W

 

USGS

Crescent Ranch

TX

Fisher

locale

325620N
1002029W

 

USGS

Criswell Ranch

TX

Fisher

locale

325348N
1003908W

 

USGS

Cross Roads

TX

Fisher

pop place

324755N
1003029W

 

USGS

Dowell Cemetery

TX

Fisher

cemetery

325414N
1002544W

Judy Fillerup wrote:

My great-grandparents, Erastus and Lousia Bantz Dowell moved to Fisher Co. from Beatrice, Nebraska (from Ilinois before that) in the 1870's.  They opened a store and post office and the town was named Dowell.

  
  

  
My grandparents were James Franklin and Katherine Effie Bradford Dowell.  They are both buried in the Bellveu Cemetery there in Fisher Co.  I was not aware of a Dowell Cemetery? You mention it as a site no longer in existence.  Is there a way I can find a list of who is buried there, or if it no longer exists where the graves were moved to?

  
  

  
Thank you,

  
Judy

  
Judy Fillerup <colmall@msn.com>

  
American Fork, Utah County, UT - Thursday, July 29, 2004 at 03:15:26 (CDT)

  
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USGS

Dry Creek

TX

Fisher

stream

323941N
1000855W

 

USGS

East China Creek

TX

Fisher

stream

324052N
1001307W

 

USGS

East Cottonwood Creek

TX

Fisher

stream

323915N
1002734W

 

USGS

Eighteen Ranch

TX

Fisher

locale

323536N
1003233W

 

USGS

El Paso Church

TX

Fisher

church

324135N
1002346W

 

USGS

Eskota

TX

Fisher

pop place

323129N
1001448W

 

USGS

Fisher

TX

Fisher

pop place

324737N
1002322W

A farming community, has been known also as Old Fisher and as Old North Roby. It is located four and one-half miles north of Roby, Texas, on State Highway 70 at the center of Fisher County. The community developed as an idea of E. D. Strang, a native of Wisconsin, in August 1885. At that time the county was unorganized, but it was shown on maps and settlers had begun to move into the area. However, no town existed near the center of the future county. The only post office in the area to become Fisher County was located on Newman Ranch to the southeast and the only railroad station operated at Eskota on the Nolan County line. Strang saw an economic opportunity in buying land at the center of the future county, creating a town that would become the seat of government, and selling lots to newcomers. He borrowed money to buy 469 acres, platted part of the land into about 500 lots in a town he called Fisher, and began to sell the lots. A post office opened on 06 November 1885 with Strang as postmaster. Several stores, including one owned by J. V. Hulse, and a blacksmith shop began operations. J. C. Patterson created a hotel from a large tent. A Methodist church and a public school were established. Strang began a business called Fisher Printing Company to publish advertisements that promoted his town as the future county seat. Unfortunately for Strang, D. C. and M. L. Roby, ranching brothers who owned about 2,000 acres of land at the center of the county, began to garner strong support for their own—yet to be built—town as county seat. The contest that followed placed the ranchers and cowboys who supported the Roby choice against the farmers who aligned with Strang’s town of Fisher. On 20 April 1886, when the county seat election was held, the Roby brothers, who were accused of giving away town lots for votes, managed to win. The town of Roby received 67 votes and Fisher was given only 52. Although Strang’s town had lost, he was able to hang on for a few years more, establishing Fisher Gin Company in 1889. However, in 1890 when his creditors foreclosed, Strang left the county. By 1889 Fisher School was part of County District No. 2 and in the 1900-1901 term the teacher was J. T. McGee and trustees were G. T. Hilbun, W. W. Jeffers, and J. A. Young. During the sessions between 1901 and 1904 the teachers were Dura Gwyn, Jennie Hair, and Lela Smith. Trustees for that period were U. Collins, J. H. Veazey, A. H. West, E. E. Eiland, and W. W. Jeffers. In 1907 the Missouri, Kansas & Texas railroad [called the Katy] laid its tracks to Fisher and the names of the town, the school, and the post office were changed soon to North Roby. In the period from 1908 to 1912, teachers at North Roby were Miss Spears, Mr. Blanton, Onel Yantiz, Mrs. Onel Yantiz, Leonard Morgan, and Hutchins Carter. A railroad spur of four and one-half miles length, called Roby & Northern, began operation on 08 December 1915, connecting Roby to North Roby and the Katy railroad. In 1917 the North Roby post office closed and in 1925 North Roby School consolidated with Roby. North Roby Cemetery is located two miles east of North Roby community. Sources: James A. Schellenberg, Conflict Between Communities: American County Seat Wars (New York: Paragon House Publishers, 1987), 39-40; R. C. Crane, “Early Days in Fisher County,” in West Texas Historical Association Year Book 6 (June 1930), 124-169; Charles P. Zlatkovich, Texas Railroads: A Record of Construction and Abandonment (Austin: UT and TSHA, 1981), 42, 44, 89; B. W. Aston, “Roby Gets a Railroad,” in West Texas Historical Association Year Book 52 (1976), 71-77; Charles Deaton, Texas Postal History Handbook (Houston: by author, 1980), 94, 96, 125; Henry Gannett, A Gazetteer of Texas, USGS Bulletin 224 (Washington: Government Printing Office, 1904), 68; Fisher County Historical Commission, The First 107 Years of Fisher County History (Rotan, Texas: Shelton Press, 1983), 126-127, 274, 275; Texas Railroad Map, published by Rand McNally & Company, 1912, reprinted in Rotan Advance-Roby Star, 03 December 1992.

USGS &
Julia Cauble Smith
cauble@apex2000.net

Fisher Cemetery

TX

Fisher

cemetery

324820N
1002248W

 

USGS

Fisher County

TX

Fisher

civil

324400N
1002500W

 

USGS

Fisher County Airport

TX

Fisher

airport

324932N
1002455W

 

USGS

Gannon

TX

Fisher

pop place

323324N
1002859W

 

USGS

Grady Cemetery

TX

Fisher

cemetery

325143N
1003657W

 

USGS

Hackberry Creek

TX

Fisher

stream

325125N
1002950W

 

USGS

Hamlin

TX

Fisher

pop place

325305N
1000734W

 

USGS

Highland Home Church

TX

Fisher

church

325335N
1002545W

 

USGS

Hitson

TX

Fisher

pop place

325340N
1001241W

 

USGS

Hobbs

TX

Fisher

pop place

324653N
1003529W

 

USGS

Hobbs Cemetery

TX

Fisher

cemetery

324548N
1003508W

 

USGS

Horse Hollow

TX

Fisher

valley

323206N
1001553W

 

USGS

Killion Ranch Airport

TX

Fisher

airport

324820N
1001101W

 

USGS

Kyle Spring

TX

Fisher

spring

324606N
1001830W

 

USGS

Liberty Church

TX

Fisher

church

323809N
1002526W

 

USGS

Linn Creek

TX

Fisher

stream

323429N
1003251W

 

USGS

Little Rough Creek

TX

Fisher

stream

325646N
1003700W

 

USGS

Live Oak Creek

TX

Fisher

stream

323445N
1003228W

 

USGS

Longhorn Valley

TX

Fisher

valley

325721N
1003634W

 

USGS

Longworth

TX

Fisher

pop place

323901N
1002043W

 

USGS

McCaulley

TX

Fisher

pop place

324655N
1001213W

 

USGS

Moore Lake

TX

Fisher

reservoir

325241N
1000905W

 

USGS

Mount Zion Cemetery

TX

Fisher

cemetery

325344N
1001724W

 

USGS

Newman Church

TX

Fisher

church

323659N
1001247W

 

USGS

Newman Oil Field

TX

Fisher

oilfield

323550N
1001742W

 

USGS

North Cemetery

TX

Fisher

cemetery

325503N
1000749W

 

USGS

North Roby

TX

Fisher

pop place

324824N
1002312W

 

USGS

North Roby Church

TX

Fisher

church

324822N
1002356W

 

USGS

Palava

TX

Fisher

pop place

323440N
1002009W

 

USGS

Pardue Camp

TX

Fisher

locale

325520N
1001351W

 

USGS

Peter Hill

TX

Fisher

summit

325153N
1001438W

 

USGS

Plasterco Lake

TX

Fisher

reservoir

325103N
1001134W

 

USGS

Pledger

TX

Fisher

pop place

324532N
1001716W

 

USGS

Plum Branch

TX

Fisher

stream

323814N
1002718W

 

USGS

Plum Creek

TX

Fisher

stream

324357N
1001525W

 

USGS

Poteet Canyon

TX

Fisher

valley

325355N
1003704W

 

USGS

Raven Creek

TX

Fisher

stream

323925N
1000821W

 

USGS

Raven Creek Oil Field

TX

Fisher

oilfield

323642N
1000947W

 

USGS

Red Creek

TX

Fisher

stream

325419N
1003129W

 

USGS

Reynolds

TX

Fisher

pop place

325034N
1001405W

 

USGS

Roby

TX

Fisher

pop place

324441N
1002238W

 

USGS

Roby Cemetery

TX

Fisher

cemetery

324543N
1002224W

 

USGS

Rock Creek

TX

Fisher

stream

323042N
1002005W

 

USGS

Rotan

TX

Fisher

pop place

325107N
1002755W

 

USGS

Rotan Cemetery

TX

Fisher

cemetery

325133N
1002627W

 

USGS

Rough Creek

TX

Fisher

stream

325648N
1003526W

 

USGS

Rough Draw Oil Field

TX

Fisher

oilfield

325530N
1003132W

 

USGS

Round Mountain

TX

Fisher

summit

323236N
1003340W

 

USGS

Round Mountain Cemetery

TX

Fisher

cemetery

323255N
1003350W

 

USGS

Royston

TX

Fisher

pop place

324842N
1001753W

 

USGS

Sacred Heart Church

TX

Fisher

church

325310N
1001551W

 

USGS

Sandy Creek

TX

Fisher

stream

324532N
1001831W

 

USGS

Sardis

TX

Fisher

pop place

324520N
1002944W

 

USGS

Scotts Corner

TX

Fisher

pop place

324832N
1003558W

 

USGS

Spring Canyon

TX

Fisher

valley

325716N
1002432W

 

USGS

Spring Creek

TX

Fisher

stream

324653N
1003316W

 

USGS

Sugar Loaf

TX

Fisher

summit

325654N
1003817W

 

USGS

Sweetwater Oil Field

TX

Fisher

oilfield

323143N
1002421W

 

USGS

Sylvester

TX

Fisher

pop place

324315N
1001514W

 

USGS

Sylvester Cemetery

TX

Fisher

cemetery

324204N
1001605W

 

USGS

Tige Canyon

TX

Fisher

valley

325450N
1003218W

 

USGS

West Lake

TX

Fisher

reservoir

325232N
1001000W

 

USGS

White Canyon

TX

Fisher

valley

325816N
1002420W

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USGS.............................................................

 

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