Texas Landmarks - Hutchinson County

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Hutchinson County - TXGenWeb County Index

Hutchinson 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.

8.    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

Adobe Creek

TX

Hutchinson

stream

355244N
1010823W

 

USGS

Adobe Walls

TX

Hutchinson

Historical Site

35.89089
-101.16042

In 1874 Adobe walls consisted of two stores with resturants, a saloon and blacksmith shop. It was the site of a battle between a combined force of Kiowa, Comanche and Cheyenne Indians and merchants and buffalo hunters. It is located on private land (Whittenburg) Many believe it should be dedicated as a State Historical Site so it could be maintained and protected with state funds.

Carolyn Green Marriott
ladyc40@aol.com

Antelope Creek

TX

Hutchinson

stream

354338N
1012845W

 

USGS

Arrowhead Island

TX

Hutchinson

island

354201N
1013546W

 

USGS

Bear Creek

TX

Hutchinson

stream

354532N
1011901W

 

USGS

Bent Creek

TX

Hutchinson

stream

355353N
1010638W

 

USGS

Big Creek

TX

Hutchinson

stream

354300N
1013059W

 

USGS

Borger

TX

Hutchinson

pop place

354004N
1012349W

 

USGS

Borger Oil Field

TX

Hutchinson

oilfield

353908N
1012011W

 

USGS

Borger Terminal

TX

Hutchinson

locale

354305N
1012112W

 

USGS

Britain Ranch

TX

Hutchinson

locale

355239N
1012217W

 

USGS

Bugbee Creek

TX

Hutchinson

stream

354223N
1013542W

 

USGS

Bugby Creek

TX

Hutchinson

stream

354900N
1011550W

 

USGS

Bunavista

TX

Hutchinson

pop place

353913N
1012649W

 

USGS

Camp Creek

TX

Hutchinson

stream

354348N
1013130W

 

USGS

Canadian Gasoline Plant

TX

Hutchinson

oilfield

354622N
1012500W

 

USGS

Carson Creek

TX

Hutchinson

stream

355022N
1011225W

 

USGS

Cedar Canyon

TX

Hutchinson

valley

354138N
1013450W

 

USGS

Coronado School

TX

Hutchinson

school

354104N
1012316W

 

USGS

Cottonwood Creek

TX

Hutchinson

stream

354348N
1012427W

 

USGS

Creslenn Camp

TX

Hutchinson

locale

354723N
1012811W

 

USGS

Davy Crockett School

TX

Hutchinson

school

353907N
1012318W

 

USGS

Dial

TX

Hutchinson

pop place

354751N
1012330W

 

USGS

Dial Oil Field

TX

Hutchinson

oilfield

354655N
1012123W

 

USGS

Dixon Creek

TX

Hutchinson

stream

354446N
1012032W

 

USGS

Electric City

TX

Hutchinson

pop place

354237N
1012445W

 

USGS

Frank Phillips College

TX

Hutchinson

school

353919N
1012421W

 

USGS

Fritch

TX

Hutchinson

pop place

353823N
1013610W

 

USGS

Fritch Canyon

TX

Hutchinson

valley

353924N
1013730W

 

USGS

Fritch Fortress Picnic Area

TX

Hutchinson

locale

354051N
1013554W

 

USGS

Gateway School

TX

Hutchinson

school

354055N
1012356W

 

USGS

GeWhitt

TX

Hutchinson

Vanished

Community

Approximate

354519N

1012614W

>From the on-line Borger News-Herald newspaper

on 17 Sep 2004.

 

GeWhitt, a town that was . . . by April 1943, reverting

 back to the vast prairie it was before the oil boom of

the 1920s.

 

Located between Borger and Stinnett on the north

side of the Canadian River and just off the west side

of Highway 207, the little boomtown flourished from

 1926 to 1928. Just as soon as Borger began to boom,

 many small oil towns mushroomed throughout the

 county.

 

GeWhitt was one town that was bustling on the heels

of Borger's beginnings. Its townsite and blocks were

marked off for future residential and business sections.

 The town had a population of 500 at one time and

included a two-story hotel, filling stations, a dry

goods store, four cafes and an oil company.

 

Within two short years, citizens began moving, many

 to the booming town of Borger. Rivaling GeWhitt for

 existence at the time were two other nearby

boomtowns, Oil City to the southwest and Signal Hil

l to the northeast.

 

In October 1942 the town officially ceased when its

post office closed. The building that housed the 4th

class mail, a filling station and grocery store was

torn down and sold for scrap lumber. The postmaster

 moved his family into Borger to find employment.

. . . .

A sad ending for the boomtown of GeWhitt. Only

 overgrown trails, broken bits of glass, pottery and

rusty metal mark the site of what was intended to

be an oil center on the rolling high plains of Texas.

. . . .

The families that once enjoyed the thriving

boomtown on the breaks of the river are gone.

. . . .

© Borger News Herald

Leslie Monden can be reached at

 lmonden@borgernewsherald.com

 

Richard Brock <prime@hal-pc.org>
Klein, Harris County, TX

 

Haile Church

TX

Hutchinson

church

354115N
1011633W

 

USGS

Herring Ranch

TX

Hutchinson

locale

354847N
1013218W

 

USGS

Highland Park

TX

Hutchinson

cemetery

354033N
1012356W

 

USGS

Hill Creek

TX

Hutchinson

stream

354345N
1012619W

 

USGS

Holt

TX

Hutchinson

pop place

360120N
1011347W

 

USGS

Huber Park

TX

Hutchinson

park

353913N
1012349W

 

USGS

Huber School

TX

Hutchinson

school

353902N
1012401W

 

USGS

Hutchinson County

TX

Hutchinson

civil

355100N
1012200W

 

USGS

Hutchinson County Airport

TX

Hutchinson

airport

354200N
1012338W

 

USGS

Jims Lake

TX

Hutchinson

lake

354211N
1011410W

 

USGS

Jog Section Windmill

TX

Hutchinson

locale

354354N
1010616W

 

USGS

Johnson Park

TX

Hutchinson

park

354006N
1012419W

 

USGS

Johnson Pumping Station

TX

Hutchinson

locale

355107N
1012947W

 

USGS

Johnson Tank Farm

TX

Hutchinson

locale

354316N
1012514W

 

USGS

KBBB-AM (Borger)

TX

Hutchinson

tower

353933N
1012440W

 

USGS

KDXR-FM (Borger)

TX

Hutchinson

tower

353933N
1012440W

 

USGS

KQTY-AM (Borger)

TX

Hutchinson

tower

354105N
1012320W

 

USGS

Lake Meredith

TX

Hutchinson

reservoir

354251N
1013309W

 

USGS

Lieb Cemetery

TX

Hutchinson

cemetery

360029N
1012641W

 

USGS

Moore Creek

TX

Hutchinson

stream

354809N
1011527W

 

USGS

Moore Watkins Oil Field

TX

Hutchinson

oilfield

354238N
1011632W

 

USGS

Morse Junction

TX

Hutchinson

pop place

360156N
1012825W

 

USGS

North Canyon

TX

Hutchinson

valley

354257N
1013420W

 

USGS

North Middle School

TX

Hutchinson

school

354029N
1012336W

 

USGS

Oil City

TX

Hutchinson

pop place

354449N
1013047W

 

USGS

Pantex Oil Field

TX

Hutchinson

oilfield

353841N
1012811W

 

USGS

Pantex Reservoir

TX

Hutchinson

reservoir

354224N
1012225W

 

USGS

Pantex Water System Kay Station

TX

Hutchinson

locale

355032N
1012800W

 

USGS

Patton Creek

TX

Hutchinson

stream

354328N
1012230W

 

USGS

Phillips

TX

Hutchinson

pop place

354128N
1012148W

 

USGS

Phillips Park

TX

Hutchinson

park

354217N
1012216W

 

USGS

Philrich

TX

Hutchinson

pop place

353906N
1012724W

 

USGS

Plemons

TX

Hutchinson

pop place

354803N
1011831W

 

USGS

Priece Ranch

TX

Hutchinson

locale

354200N
1010712W

 

USGS

Pringle

TX

Hutchinson

pop place

355657N
1012721W

 

USGS

Rock Creek

TX

Hutchinson

stream

354330N
1012310W

 

USGS

Rocking D Ranch

TX

Hutchinson

locale

355427N
1012333W

 

USGS

Saint Johns School

TX

Hutchinson

school

353946N
1012426W

 

USGS

Sam Houston Junior High School

TX

Hutchinson

school

354019N
1012332W

 

USGS

Sanford

TX

Hutchinson

pop place

354207N
1013203W

 

USGS

Sanford Cemetery

TX

Hutchinson

cemetery

354237N
1013116W

 

USGS

Sanford Dam

TX

Hutchinson

dam

354251N
1013309W

 

USGS

Sanford Yake Oil Field

TX

Hutchinson

oilfield

354123N
1013254W

 

USGS

Signal Hill

TX

Hutchinson

summit

355039N
1012337W

 

USGS

Smokehouse Creek

TX

Hutchinson

stream

355041N
1011950W

 

USGS

South Middle School

TX

Hutchinson

school

353902N
1012327W

 

USGS

South Palo Duro Creek

TX

Hutchinson

stream

360606N
1012752W

 

USGS

Spring Canyon

TX

Hutchinson

valley

354315N
1013307W

 

USGS

Spring Creek

TX

Hutchinson

stream

354814N
1011439W

 

USGS

Spring Creek School

TX

Hutchinson

school

354008N
1011756W

 

USGS

Stekoll Camp

TX

Hutchinson

pop place

354642N
1012242W

 

USGS

Stewart Station

TX

Hutchinson

locale

355800N
1013651W

 

USGS

Stinnett

TX

Hutchinson

pop place

354937N
1012633W

 

USGS

Stinnett Oil Field

TX

Hutchinson

oilfield

354849N
1012823W

 

USGS

Stinnett Station

TX

Hutchinson

locale

355820N
1011540W

 

USGS

Sunset Heights

TX

Hutchinson

pop place

35.708074
-101.367478

Small community or oilfield "camp" of approximately 50 homes built in late 1940's and inhabited by oil refinery worker's families until 1980's when camp was closed (destroyed) by Phillips Petroleum Co.

Stephen Upchurch
steve.upchurch@gecapital.com

Supreme Camp

TX

Hutchinson

locale

355041N
1012801W

 

USGS

Tar Box Creek

TX

Hutchinson

stream

354410N
1012515W

 

USGS

Texroy

TX

Hutchinson

pop place

353804N
1011745W

 

USGS

Turkey Creek

TX

Hutchinson

stream

354210N
1013609W

 

USGS

Turkey Track Ranch

TX

Hutchinson

locale

355447N
1011006W

 

USGS

Waters Canyon

TX

Hutchinson

valley

355712N
1011433W

 

USGS

Weatherly Lake

TX

Hutchinson

reservoir

353916N
1012531W

 

USGS

West Camp

TX

Hutchinson

locale

354354N
1010718W

 

USGS

West Fork Johns Creek

TX

Hutchinson

stream

355752N
1010603W

 

USGS

West Hill Creek

TX

Hutchinson

stream

354324N
1012655W

 

USGS

Westlawn Memorial Park

TX

Hutchinson

cemetery

353752N
1013057W

 

USGS

Yake Ranch

TX

Hutchinson

locale

354444N
1013216W

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

 

Index

18 May 2007