Texas Landmarks - Howard County

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Howard County - TXGenWeb County Index

Howard County, Texas - Index of Landmarks & Vanished Communities

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Feature Name

St

County Name

Type

Latitude
Longitude

Description

Submitters Name
E-mail address

ABC Park

TX

Howard

park

321447N
1012921W

 

USGS

Arrington Tank

TX

Howard

reservoir

321101N
1011357W

 

USGS

Barnett Spring

TX

Howard

spring

321104N
1012043W

 

USGS

Baur School

TX

Howard

school

321544N
1012855W

 

USGS

Big Sandy Draw

TX

Howard

valley

321602N
1012610W

 

USGS

Big Spring

TX

Howard

pop place

321501N
1012842W

The Following grade schools were in Big Spring, Texas. Southward, Eastward, Northward, Centralward, and College Heights.

USGS &
Utah Carroll Rogers
urogers@worldnet.att.net

Big Spring

TX

Howard

spring

321309N
1012830W

 

USGS

Big Spring Draw

TX

Howard

valley

321526N
1012506W

 

USGS

Big Spring McMahon-Wrinkle Airport

TX

Howard

airport

321245N
1013117W

 

USGS

Big Spring Oil Field

TX

Howard

oilfield

322029N
1012451W

 

USGS

Big Spring State Hospital

TX

Howard

hospital

321612N
1012948W

 

USGS

Big Spring State Park

TX

Howard

park

321344N
1012921W

 

USGS

Boyd Tank

TX

Howard

reservoir

321031N
1011252W

 

USGS

Boydstun School

TX

Howard

school

321506N
1012806W

 

USGS

Buzzard Draw

TX

Howard

valley

321317N
1013803W

 

USGS

Calf Tank

TX

Howard

reservoir

321229N
1014056W

 

USGS

Cedar Crest School

TX

Howard

school

321442N
1012845W

 

USGS

Chimney Creek

TX

Howard

stream

321330N
1011620W

 

USGS

Coahoma

TX

Howard

pop place

321747N
1011821W

 

USGS

Coahoma Draw

TX

Howard

valley

321926N
1011659W

 

USGS

College Heights School

TX

Howard

school

321418N
1012750W

 

USGS

Comanche Trail City Park

TX

Howard

park

321244N
1012835W

 

USGS

Cosden Lake

TX

Howard

reservoir

321329N
1012813W

 

USGS

Devils Creek

TX

Howard

stream

321236N
1011358W

 

USGS

Dobson Creek

TX

Howard

stream

321245N
1011238W

 

USGS

Dorward Draw

TX

Howard

valley

323345N
1013037W

 

USGS

Dugout Creek

TX

Howard

stream

321310N
1010900W

 

USGS

East Gunsight Mountain

TX

Howard

summit

323046N
1012608W

 

USGS

East Howard County Oil Field

TX

Howard

oilfield

321642N
1011209W

 

USGS

East Tank

TX

Howard

reservoir

321110N
1011122W

 

USGS

East Vealmoor Oil Field

TX

Howard

oilfield

323033N
1012045W

 

USGS

Elbow

TX

Howard

pop place

320937N
1013042W

 

USGS

Elbow Creek

TX

Howard

stream

321001N
1013609W

 

USGS

Fairview

TX

Howard

pop place

322121N
1013107W

 

USGS

Flattop Mountain

TX

Howard

summit

322642N
1011554W

 

USGS

Forsan

TX

Howard

pop place

320635N
1012157W

 

USGS

Fourmile Lake

TX

Howard

lake

321445N
1013226W

 

USGS

Gay Hill School

TX

Howard

school

322813N
1012753W

 

USGS

Gold Hill

TX

Howard

summit

321614N
1012650W

 

USGS

Goliad Junior High School

TX

Howard

school

321413N
1012747W

 

USGS

Guthrie Draw

TX

Howard

valley

321526N
1011737W

 

USGS

Hartwell School

TX

Howard

school

321553N
1013855W

 

USGS

Hayrick Tank

TX

Howard

reservoir

320957N
1011309W

 

USGS

Hillside Tank

TX

Howard

reservoir

323121N
1012142W

 

USGS

House Tanks

TX

Howard

reservoir

323030N
1012252W

 

USGS

Howard County

TX

Howard

civil

321800N
1012700W

 

USGS

Howard County Junior College

TX

Howard

school

321503N
1012701W

 

USGS

Howard Glasscock Oil Field

TX

Howard

oilfield

320546N
1011900W

 

USGS

Hyman Scott Oil Field

TX

Howard

oilfield

320858N
1011141W

 

USGS

Iatan Flats

TX

Howard

flat

322021N
1011055W

 

USGS

Iatan Lake

TX

Howard

reservoir

321826N
1011445W

 

USGS

KBST-AM (Big Spring)

TX

Howard

tower

321544N
1012737W

 

USGS

KBST-FM (Big Spring)

TX

Howard

tower

321320N
1012735W

 

USGS

KBYG-AM (Big Spring)

TX

Howard

tower

321322N
1012835W

 

USGS

KWAB-TV (Big Spring)

TX

Howard

tower

321514N
1012644W

 

USGS

KWKI-AM (Big Spring)

TX

Howard

tower

321548N
1012553W

 

USGS

Kenwood School

TX

Howard

school

321350N
1012610W

 

USGS

Knott

TX

Howard

pop place

322409N
1013827W

 

USGS

Lakeview School

TX

Howard

school

321521N
1012938W

 

USGS

Little Sandy Draw

TX

Howard

valley

321612N
1012718W

 

USGS

Lomax

TX

Howard

pop place

320659N
1013823W

 

USGS

Luther

TX

Howard

pop place

322637N
1012723W

 

USGS

Luther Oil Field

TX

Howard

oilfield

322616N
1012838W

 

USGS

Magnolia Tank

TX

Howard

reservoir

320931N
1011346W

 

USGS

Marcy School

TX

Howard

school

321256N
1012922W

 

USGS

Midway

TX

Howard

pop place

321628N
1012212W

 

USGS

Moore Oil Field

TX

Howard

oilfield

321116N
1013305W

 

USGS

Morgan Creek Pumping Station

TX

Howard

locale

322650N
1011912W

 

 

USGS

Morita

TX

Howard

pop place

321104N
1013800W

 

USGS

 

Morrison School

TX

Howard

school

321529N
1012912W

 

USGS

 

Moss Creek

TX

Howard

stream

321508N
1011726W

 

USGS

 

Moss Creek Lake

TX

Howard

reservoir

321433N
1011833W

 

USGS

 

Moss School

TX

Howard

school

321524N
1012631W

 

USGS

 

Moss Spring

TX

Howard

spring

321328N
1011954W

 

USGS

 

Mount Olive Cemetery

TX

Howard

cemetery

321613N
1012842W

 

USGS

 

Mustang Draw

TX

Howard

valley

321210N
1013556W

 

USGS

 

Natural Dam Lake

TX

Howard

lake

321311N
1013907W

 

USGS

 

Onemile Lake

TX

Howard

lake

321509N
1012952W

 

USGS

 

Otis Chalk

TX

Howard

locale

320731N
1011539W

 

USGS

 

Park Hill School

TX

Howard

school

321406N
1012900W

 

USGS

 

Plum Draw

TX

Howard

valley

321437N
1012325W

 

USGS

 

Powell Creek

TX

Howard

stream

321254N
1011536W

 

USGS

 

Powell Lake

TX

Howard

reservoir

321232N
1011600W

 

USGS

 

Prairie View Church

TX

Howard

church

322107N
1013206W

 

USGS

 

Rattlesnake Gap

TX

Howard

gap

321911N
1011213W

 

USGS

 

Red Draw

TX

Howard

valley

321444N
1012226W

 

USGS

 

Red Salt Lake

TX

Howard

lake

321027N
1014103W

 

USGS

 

Roberts Lake

TX

Howard

lake

320815N
1013719W

 

USGS

 

Round Tank

TX

Howard

reservoir

323114N
1011827W

 

USGS

 

Runnels Junior High School

TX

Howard

school

321445N
1012815W

 

USGS

 

Saint Paul Church

TX

Howard

church

321503N
1012706W

 

USGS

 

Salem Church

TX

Howard

church

321955N
1012110W

 

USGS

 

Salt Lake

TX

Howard

lake

321221N
1013521W

 

USGS

 

Salt Lake

TX

Howard

lake

321001N
1014023W

 

USGS

 

Sand Springs

TX

Howard

pop place

321657N
1012102W

 

USGS

 

Sandy Hollow

TX

Howard

valley

321529N
1011933W

 

USGS

 

Scenic Mountain

TX

Howard

summit

321351N
1012903W

 

USGS

 

Scout Tank

TX

Howard

reservoir

321059N
1011156W

 

USGS

 

Signal Mountains

TX

Howard

summit

321053N
1012007W

 

USGS

 

Signal Peak

TX

Howard

summit

321204N
1011842W

 

USGS

 

Snyder Oil Field

TX

Howard

oilfield

321342N
1011307W

 

USGS

 

Soash

TX

Howard

vanished community

unknown

Was located 21 miles northwest of Big Spring, Texas, near the Borden County line on Christopher Columbus Slaughter’s Long S Ranch in northern Howard County. The town began after William Pulver Soash, a native of Iowa, contracted with Slaughter in January 1909 to promote several thousands acres of his ranch as mild-climate farms to Midwestern farmers. Soash was a serious promoter and had successfully developed land in the past. He organized Soash Development Company and advertised in Ohio and Iowa newspapers that the climate of the area allowed two crops per year and that the land was cheaply priced with easy terms. Laying out a new town that he named for himself, W. P. Soash graded the streets, planted trees, and built the Lorna Hotel, named for his daughter. He sponsored excursion trains to bring prospective buyers to Big Spring and a fleet of 30 new Buicks to drive them to the new town. He built a school, a plant to generate electricity, and a water system. He built at a cost of $10,000 a two-story building that held his office and the Bank of Soash. A post office opened at Soash in 1909. After moving his own residence to the new town in 1909 and beginning to build a large home for his family, W. P. Soash worked to have the Gulf, Soash and Pacific railroad, a proposed link to the Santa Fe railroad that ran from Lubbock to San Angelo, lay it tracks through his town. On Independence Day 1909 the town hosted 2,500 people to a West Texas barbecue, a rodeo, a baseball game between Soash and Lamesa teams, a vaudeville show, and a street dance with live music under electric lights. The town had a hardware store, a machine shop, and a barbershop before 1911. Both Rufe Slaughter and J. M. Heffernan opened general mercantile stores and Bill Horn operated a café in the town. However, the town of Soash was destined to a short life. Although the promotional literature had claimed that the area received from 25 to 30 inches of rain per year, a drought began in 1909 and lasted through 1911. In 1910 the railroad bypassed the town. W. P. Soash declared bankruptcy in the summer of 1912 and the unsold land went back to Slaughter. New settlers stopped coming and established settlers—like W. M. Peterson from Ohio who had paid $250 per acre—began to leave. The post office closed in 1917 and the town died. The ruins of the reinforced concrete bank building still stood in the summer of 1998. Reportedly, a cemetery existed at Soash, but Bob and Mamie Merrick, who had lived across the road from the old bank building since 1943, never found a burial site. Sources: T. Lindsay Baker, Ghost Towns of Texas (Norman: Univ. of Okla., 1986), 149-150; Midland Reporter-Telegram, 03 Sep 1998; Charles Deaton, Texas Postal History Handbook (Houston: by author, 1980), 142.

Julia Cauble Smith
cauble@apex2000.net

 

South Haven

TX

Howard

pop place

321103N
1012853W

 

USGS

 

South Mountain

TX

Howard

summit

321322N
1012731W

 

USGS

 

South Pasture Tanks

TX

Howard

reservoir

323105N
1012215W

 

USGS

 

South Prong Moss Creek

TX

Howard

stream

321138N
1012240W

 

USGS

 

Sulphur Springs Draw

TX

Howard

valley

321218N
1013548W

 

USGS

 

Sulphur Springs Draw

TX

Howard

valley

321220N
1013556W

 

USGS

 

Threemile Lake

TX

Howard

lake

321457N
1013148W

 

USGS

 

Trinity Memorial Park

TX

Howard

cemetery

320927N
1012739W

 

USGS

 

Varel Oil Field

TX

Howard

oilfield

321845N
1013638W

 

USGS

 

Vealmoor

TX

Howard

pop place

323114N
1013412W

 

USGS

 

Vealmoor Cemetery

TX

Howard

cemetery

323002N
1013346W

 

USGS

 

Vealmoor Oil Field

TX

Howard

oilfield

323054N
1013241W

 

USGS

 

Vincent

TX

Howard

pop place

322854N
1011331W

 

USGS

 

Vincent Cemetery

TX

Howard

cemetery

322934N
1011434W

 

USGS

 

Washington School

TX

Howard

school

321453N
1012656W

 

USGS

 

Webb Village

TX

Howard

pop place

321310N
1012951W

 

USGS

 

West Gunsight Mountain

TX

Howard

summit

323049N
1012652W

 

USGS

 

Wildhorse Creek

TX

Howard

stream

322413N
1011405W

 

USGS

 

Wildhorse Mountain

TX

Howard

summit

322125N
1011521W

 

USGS

 

Ziler

TX

Howard

pop place

321625N
1012416W

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

 

Index

18 May 2007