Texas Landmarks - Foard County

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Foard County - TXGenWeb County Index

Foard County, Texas - Index of Landmarks & Vanished Communities

Tips on using this index:

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.

6.     Note that you can Zoom In or out by clicking on the Zoom  + or at the bottom of the map, and that clicking on the red corner markers move the entire map.

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.

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

     How to Add Landmarks or Features to These Pages or Submit Corrections.

Feature Name

St

County Name

Type

Latitude
Longitude

Description

Submitters Name
E-mail address

Blacks Branch Creek

TX

Foard

stream

340540N
0994435W

 

USGS

Blue Hole Creek

TX

Foard

stream

335740N
0995616W

 

USGS

Boiling Spring

TX

Foard

spring

335856N
0995716W

 

USGS

Bowley Canyon

TX

Foard

valley

340404N
0995056W

 

USGS

Canal Creek

TX

Foard

stream

340530N
0994633W

 

USGS

Canal Creek Oil Field

TX

Foard

oilfield

340454N
0995227W

 

USGS

Cedar Creek

TX

Foard

stream

340510N
0994810W

 

USGS

Coon Hollow Creek

TX

Foard

stream

335620N
1000251W

 

USGS

Crowell

TX

Foard

pop place

335902N
0994328W

 

USGS

Crowell Cemetery

TX

Foard

cemetery

335810N
0994304W

 

USGS

Crowell Water Supply

TX

Foard

locale

340419N
0993715W

 

USGS

Dixie Mound

TX

Foard

summit

335748N
0994822W

 

USGS

Foard City

TX

Foard

pop place

335251N
0994758W

 

USGS

Foard County

TX

Foard

civil

335800N
0994600W

 

USGS

Foard County Airport

TX

Foard

airport

335845N
0994246W

 

USGS

Half Circle Creek

TX

Foard

stream

340418N
0994901W

 

USGS

Halsell Ranch

TX

Foard

locale

335111N
0993900W

 

USGS

Historical Marker

TX

Foard

park

340357N
0993705W

 

USGS

Historical Marker

TX

Foard

park

340359N
0993557W

 

USGS

K Camp

TX

Foard

locale

335151N
0993402W

 

USGS

Little Good Creek

TX

Foard

stream

335450N
0995446W

 

USGS

Mare Pasture Tank

TX

Foard

reservoir

335235N
0993459W

 

USGS

Margaret

TX

Foard

pop place

340258N
0993903W

 

USGS

Margaret Cemetery

TX

Foard

cemetery

340437N
0993640W

 

USGS

Marys Peak

TX

Foard

summit

340439N
1000145W

 

USGS

Middle Beaver Creek

TX

Foard

stream

335419N
0993147W

 

USGS

Mud Dauber Creek

TX

Foard

stream

340552N
0995008W

 

USGS

Mule Creek

TX

Foard

stream

340356N
0993442W

 

USGS

North Fork Pens

TX

Foard

locale

334843N
0993025W

 

USGS

Oil Well Windmill

TX

Foard

locale

340320N
1000231W

 

USGS

Pen Windmill

TX

Foard

locale

340946N
1000059W

 

USGS

Polk Hole Windmill

TX

Foard

locale

340318N
1000117W

 

USGS

Raggedy Creek

TX

Foard

stream

340534N
0994143W

 

USGS

Raspberry Oil Field

TX

Foard

oilfield

340158N
0995344W

 

USGS

Rayland

TX

Foard

pop place

340352N
0992853W

 

USGS

Reservoir Windmill

TX

Foard

locale

340440N
1000245W

 

USGS

Slay Camp

TX

Foard

locale

335714N
0992944W

 

USGS

Sloans Springs Canyon

TX

Foard

valley

340403N
0994908W

 

USGS

Spring Creek

TX

Foard

stream

341015N
0995816W

 

USGS

Sugarloaf Mountain

TX

Foard

summit

340246N
0994828W

 

USGS

Teacup Mountain

TX

Foard

summit

340357N
0995030W

 

USGS

Thalia

TX

Foard

pop place

335905N
0993215W

Thalia, Texas, a declining populated place, is located 11 miles east of Crowell, Texas, on Paradise Creek, U. S. Highway 70, and Farm Road 262 in east central Foard County. At the end of the nineteenth century when this farming and ranching community was still a part of Hardeman County, it was named Paradise for the nearby creek. When a post office was petitioned for the community, the postal service rejected Paradise as a name and suggested instead a Latin word that means "blooming or luxuriant." Thalia, the Latin word, referred to one of the nine muses—the one inspiring comedy and pastoral poetry. The post office at Thalia, Hardeman County, opened on 03 March 1890. In 1891 the area around Thalia was included in the territory that became Foard County. In 1911 Thalia reported one business, but from 1925 through 1927 it had no business to serve its population of 50. By 1929 production was begun in Thalia Oil Field, just north of the town, and population increased to its all-time record of 700. In 1930 a high school was built to improve the public school system. In 1931 seventeen businesses catered to a population of 500. Unfortunately, the oil boom was not long-lasting and the effects of the Great Depression seize the small town by the mid-1930s, when the number of businesses declined to 13 and population to 50. With the coming of World War II, population rose again to 200 and remained there through 1948, but the high school closed in 1943. Through the 1950s Thalia lost population and businesses, closing the decade with four businesses and 180 residents. Although the post office closed on 01 November 1957, the town had an accredited public school system and several Protestant churches in the 1950s. The decade of the 1960s ended with five businesses and 104 in population. During the 1970s Thalia witnessed a closing of businesses until only one remained, but population was still reported at 104. Although the population figure of 104 was continuously reported throughout the 1980s and 1990s, the last business closed by 1992. Thalia was the scene for Larry McMurty's 1966 novel, The Last Picture Show. Thalia Cemetery is located 1.5 miles north of town on Farm Road 262. Sources: Texas State Department of Highways and Public Transportation, General Highway Map of Foard County, revised 01 January 1987; Charles Deaton, Texas Postal History Handbook (Houston: by author, 1980), 147; Fred Tarpley, 1000 Texas Places Names (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1980), 205; William R. Hunt, "Thalia, Texas," in The New Handbook of Texas, Vol. 6 (Austin: TSHA, 1996), 454; Genevieve Charlsie Fergeson, "Thalia, Texas," in The Handbook of Texas, Vol. 2 (Austin: TSHA, 1952), 769; 1911 Texas Almanac, 104; 1925 Texas Almanac, 66; 1929-30 Texas Almanac, 61; 1931-32 Texas Almanac, 150; 1933-34 Texas Almanac, 67; 1936-37 Texas Almanac, 147; 1941-42 Texas Almanac, 130; 1943-44 Texas Almanac, 84; 1945-1946 Texas Almanac, 127; 1947-1948 Texas Almanac, 147; 1949-1950 Texas Almanac, 120; 1958-1959 Texas Almanac, 127; 1968-1969 Texas Almanac, 189; 1978-1979 Texas Almanac, 206; 1988-1989 Texas Almanac, 300; 1998-1999 Texas Almanac, 316.

USGS &
Julia Cauble Smith
cauble@apex2000.net

Thalia Cemetery

TX

Foard

cemetery

340038N
0993252W

 

USGS

Three-Quarter Tank

TX

Foard

reservoir

335245N
0993445W

 

USGS

West Camp

TX

Foard

locale

334946N
0994401W

 

USGS

Y L Ranch

TX

Foard

locale

340914N
1000206W

 

USGS

Y Ranch

TX

Foard

locale

335524N
1000242W

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15 May 2007