Texas Landmarks - Stephens County

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Stephens County, Texas - Index of Landmarks & Vanished Communities

Stephens County - TXGenWeb County Index

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Feature Name

St

County Name

Type

Latitude
Longitude

Description

Submitters Name
E-mail address

Acker Cemetery

TX

Stephens

cemetery

323340N
0984654W

 

USGS

Baker Cemetery

TX

Stephens

cemetery

324705N
0990405W

 

USGS

Bald Mountain

TX

Stephens

summit

323609N
0985018W

 

USGS

Ball Mountain

TX

Stephens

summit

325435N
0983744W

 

USGS

Battle Creek

TX

Stephens

stream

323852N
0990041W

 

USGS

Battle Creek Cemetery

TX

Stephens

cemetery

323800N
0990222W

 

USGS

Bear Branch

TX

Stephens

stream

323821N
0990124W

 

USGS

Beaver Mountain

TX

Stephens

summit

324251N
0984654W

 

USGS

Bee Branch

TX

Stephens

stream

325102N
0983924W

 

USGS

Bee Branch Cemetery

TX

Stephens

cemetery

324944N
0983939W

 

USGS

Bee Branch Mountain

TX

Stephens

summit

324823N
0983953W

 

USGS

Big Branch

TX

Stephens

stream

323728N
0985202W

 

USGS

Big Branch

TX

Stephens

stream

324648N
0985345W

 

USGS

Big Sandy Creek

TX

Stephens

stream

324915N
0985815W

 

USGS

Bloomfield Branch

TX

Stephens

stream

325642N
0985604W

 

USGS

Breckenridge

TX

Stephens

pop place

324520N
0985407W

 

USGS

Breckenridge Oil Field

TX

Stephens

oilfield

324258N
0985501W

 

USGS

Brown Branch

TX

Stephens

stream

324433N
0985402W

 

USGS

Brown Pen Mountain

TX

Stephens

summit

323516N
0985150W

 

USGS

Brushy Cemetery

TX

Stephens

cemetery

324433N
0990047W

 

USGS

Brushy Creek

TX

Stephens

stream

324449N
0990057W

 

USGS

Buck Mountain

TX

Stephens

summit

323931N
0985902W

 

USGS

Buck Mountain Cemetery

TX

Stephens

cemetery

323955N
0985951W

 

USGS

Bufford Creek

TX

Stephens

stream

325450N
0984925W

 

USGS

C J Mountain

TX

Stephens

summit

324707N
0984439W

 

USGS

Caddo

TX

Stephens

pop place

324305N
0984005W

 

USGS

Caselman Ranch Airport

TX

Stephens

airport

324029N
0984934W

 

USGS

Cat Branch

TX

Stephens

stream

324626N
0990327W

 

USGS

Cedar Creek

TX

Stephens

stream

325259N
0983638W

 

USGS

Cedar Spring Tank

TX

Stephens

reservoir

324135N
0983510W

 

USGS

Cemetery Point

TX

Stephens

cape

323848N
0985134W

 

USGS

Coal Mountain

TX

Stephens

summit

324942N
0985635W

 

USGS

Conner Lake

TX

Stephens

reservoir

324244N
0985603W

 

USGS

Coon Mountain

TX

Stephens

summit

324903N
0984009W

 

USGS

Cottonwood Creek

TX

Stephens

stream

323238N
0983645W

 

USGS

Crystal Falls

TX

Stephens

pop place

325344N
0985400W

 

USGS

Curry Oil Field

TX

Stephens

oilfield

324404N
0985914W

 

USGS

Davis Creek

TX

Stephens

stream

325812N
0983718W

 

USGS

Devils Reservation Mountain

TX

Stephens

summit

324754N
0983903W

 

USGS

Dillihunt Hollow

TX

Stephens

valley

324920N
0983345W

 

USGS

Donkey Mountain

TX

Stephens

summit

324637N
0985337W

 

USGS

Double mountain

TX

Stephens

summit

323456N
0985521W

 

USGS

Dry Branch

TX

Stephens

stream

325149N
0985600W

 

USGS

Dry Branch

TX

Stephens

stream

325010N
0985700W

 

USGS

Duff Branch

TX

Stephens

stream

325757N
0983839W

 

USGS

East Fork Bufford Creek

TX

Stephens

stream

325239N
0984931W

 

USGS

East Fork Gunsolus Creek

TX

Stephens

stream

323808N
0985035W

 

USGS

Edwards Branch

TX

Stephens

stream

324838N
0990159W

 

USGS

Elm Creek

TX

Stephens

stream

325142N
0983701W

 

USGS

Elm Creek

TX

Stephens

stream

325851N
0984220W

 

USGS

Eolian

TX

Stephens

pop place

324000N
0990057W

 

USGS

Finley Branch

TX

Stephens

stream

325150N
0984131W

 

USGS

Flat Rock Creek

TX

Stephens

stream

323231N
0983625W

 

USGS

Fluehearty Branch

TX

Stephens

stream

325038N
0985400W

 

USGS

Frankell

TX

Stephens

pop place

323727N
0984305W

 

USGS

Givens Creek

TX

Stephens

stream

325550N
0985922W

 

USGS

Goat Island

TX

Stephens

island

323836N
0985155W

 

USGS

Gore Mountain

TX

Stephens

summit

324726N
0985824W

 

USGS

Gourley Oil Field

TX

Stephens

oilfield

324358N
0983843W

 

USGS

Grand Lake

TX

Stephens

reservoir

324604N
0985216W

 

USGS

Grave in the Road

TX

Stephens

grave

32.65184
-98.78076

Grave in the Road: Mrs. I Williams was traveling through the area when she became fatally ill. She was buried by the side of the road but later the road was widened, leaving the grave in the center. During the 1930's the county commissioner had a concrete tomb placed over the grave to preserve it.
Ref: Stephens County, Much to be Remembered (1987)
Breckenridge/Stephens County Sesquicentiennal Committee

Frank Saffarrans
frank.saffarrans@chrysalis.org

Green Ranch Airport

TX

Stephens

airport

325000N
0990231W

 

USGS

Gunsight

TX

Stephens

pop place

323229N
0985215W

 

USGS

Gunsolus Creek

TX

Stephens

stream

325233N
0985322W

 

USGS

Harpersville

TX

Stephens

pop place

323600N
0985602W

 

USGS

Harpersville cemetery

TX

Stephens

cemetery

323655N
0985531W

 

USGS

Hart Cemetery

TX

Stephens

cemetery

324020N
0985409W

 

USGS

Hill Cemetery

TX

Stephens

cemetery

325343N
0984351W

 

USGS

Hill Cemetery

TX

Stephens

cemetery

325556N
0984913W

 

USGS

Hill Oil Field

TX

Stephens

oilfield

325510N
0984735W

 

USGS

Hitson Branch

TX

Stephens

stream

324427N
0984406W

 

USGS

Hitson Branch

TX

Stephens

stream

324409N
0985314W

 

USGS

Hog Branch

TX

Stephens

stream

324142N
0990016W

 

USGS

Hog Mountain

TX

Stephens

summit

324126N
0985818W

 

USGS

Horse Branch

TX

Stephens

stream

324958N
0985356W

 

USGS

Hubbard Creek

TX

Stephens

stream

325411N
0985239W

 

USGS

Hubbard Creek Lake

TX

Stephens

lake

324930N
0985735W

 

USGS

Hughes Mountain

TX

Stephens

summit

325121N
0983516W

 

USGS

Humble Dam

TX

Stephens

dam

325556N
0984954W

 

USGS

Hurford Cemetery

TX

Stephens

cemetery

325626N
0985832W

 

USGS

Ibex Oil Field

TX

Stephens

oilfield

324148N
0990623W

 

USGS

Iles Oil Field

TX

Stephens

oilfield

325050N
0983538W

 

USGS

Iron Ore Creek

TX

Stephens

stream

323944N
0985809W

 

USGS

Island, The

TX

Stephens

island

324826N
0990134W

 

USGS

Ivan

TX

Stephens

pop place

325228N
0984359W

 

USGS

Jones Branch

TX

Stephens

stream

324328N
0985427W

 

USGS

KROO-FM (Breckenridge)

TX

Stephens

tower

324531N
0985600W

 

USGS

KSTB-AM (Breckenridge)

TX

Stephens

tower

324500N
0985538W

 

USGS

Kings Creek

TX

Stephens

stream

325650N
0985610W

 

USGS

La Casa

TX

Stephens

pop place

323603N
0984121W

 

USGS

La Casa Valley Boys Ranch

TX

Stephens

locale

323526N
0984100W

 

USGS

Lake Daniel

TX

Stephens

reservoir

323856N
0985203W

 

USGS

Lake Necessity

TX

Stephens

reservoir

323829N
0984526W

 

USGS

Lauderdale Cemetery

TX

Stephens

cemetery

32.57573
-9781666

The land for this cemetery was deeded to the Christian Church of Wayland (defunct) in 1889. The cemetery is located on land purchased by Dr. Benjamin Winchester Lauderdale in 1892 and remains in this family today. The Lauderdale descendants and neighbors continue to be buried here, albeit only a few. The cemetery is located on private land , SE of Bald Mountain about 1500 feet off the county road. The road leading to the cemetery is seldom used and may not be visible. There are approximately 15 graves

Frank Saffarrans
opa@hcnews.com

Lauderdale Home

TX

Stephens

historical site

32.57573
-97.78682

Benjamin Winchester Lauderdale Home, vanished.
B.W. Lauderdale, Assistant Surgeon, 19th TN Calvary, CSA purchased this land in 1891 and it remains in the family. After the Civil War he became a minister of the Christian Church, becoming the first full time minister of the First Christian Church, Breckenridge, TX where he remained until his death in 1895. The home was located east, across the road from bald Mountian.

Frank Saffarrans
opa@hcnews.com

Lauderdale No. 1

TX

Stephens

oil well

32.69691
-98.89402

Oil Well: Lauderdale No. 1
Ref: Stephens County, Much to be Remembered (1987)
Breckenridge/Stephens County Sesquicentiennal Committee

Frank Saffarrans
frank.saffarrans@chrysalis.org

Lime Rock Mountain

TX

Stephens

summit

324901N
0984205W

 

USGS

Limestone gap

TX

Stephens

gap

323120N
0985421W

 

USGS

Little Cedar Creek

TX

Stephens

stream

324838N
0984411W

 

USGS

Little Flock Church

TX

Stephens

church

323633N
0985353W

 

USGS

Live Oak Creek

TX

Stephens

stream

323413N
0985745W

 

USGS

Long Branch

TX

Stephens

stream

325408N
0984920W

 

USGS

Macedonia Cemetery

TX

Stephens

cemetery

323740N
0984030W

 

USGS

Mankins Mill

TX

Stephens

pop place

323910N
0990329W

 

USGS

Maxwell Mountain

TX

Stephens

summit

323526N
0984934W

 

USGS

McDowell Creek

TX

Stephens

stream

324733N
0990305W

 

USGS

Moon Cemetery

TX

Stephens

cemetery

324536N
0984742W

 

USGS

Mount Zion Cemetery

TX

Stephens

cemetery

323529N
0984219W

 

USGS

Mud Spring Tank

TX

Stephens

reservoir

324143N
0983555W

 

USGS

Mulberry Creek

TX

Stephens

stream

325105N
0983741W

 

USGS

Necessity Cemetery

TX

Stephens

cemetery

323902 N

984624w

The cemetery is an old one, still in use by relatives of the old timers. It is the largest rural cemetery in the county. There are 526 graves, 40 unmarked with the oldest being the grave of W.B. Sherman, b March 1880, d March 1881
Ref: Stephens County, Much to be Remembered (1987)
Breckenridge/Stephens County Sesquicentiennal Committee

Frank Saffarrans
frank.saffarrans@chrysalis.org

New Hope Church

TX

Stephens

church

323633N
0984023W

 

USGS

Norton Branch

TX

Stephens

stream

325203N
0984303W

 

USGS

O'Neal Oil Field

TX

Stephens

oilfield

324450N
0985940W

 

USGS

O'Neal Oil Field

TX

Stephens

oilfield

324457N
0990038W

 

USGS

Oak Grove Church

TX

Stephens

church

324658N
0983915W

 

USGS

Park's Camp

TX

Stephens

oil camp

324016N
985257W

Parks Camp. A big oil camp. It began in 1918 and grew to have bank, post office, two drugstores, three doctors, blacksmith shop, lumber yard and school grades first through eight. The camp lasted until Texaco started closing it with the beginning of WW II. It closed completely after the end of WW II.
Ref: Stephens County, Much to be Remembered (1987)
Breckenridge/Stephens County Sesquicentiennal Committee

Frank Saffarrans
frank.saffarrans@chrysalis.org

Park's No. 1

TX

Stephens

oil well

3267532
-98.88572

W. Parks No. 1 Oil Well brought in ca 1918 on the J.W. Parks ranch.
Ref: Stephens County, Much to be Remembered (1987)
Breckenridge/Stephens County Sesquicentiennal Committee

Frank Saffarrans
frank.saffarrans@chrysalis.org

Peach Creek

TX

Stephens

stream

325640N
0984637W

 

USGS

Pecan Creek

TX

Stephens

stream

323703N
0990243W

 

USGS

Peveler Creek

TX

Stephens

stream

325753N
0984323W

 

USGS

Picketville

TX

Stephens

pop place, vanished

32.77461
-98.89779

Established ca 1854. It is now vanished but was the county seat of Stephens County until 1876 when the county seat was moved a short distance south to Breckenridge.

Frank Saffarrans
frank.saffarrans@chrysalis.org

Picketville Cemetery

TX

Stephens

cemetery

32.77461
-98.89779

Located on private property and was bulldozed in 1960. An attempt was later made to reconstruct it but it was not established as to who was buried there. The nearby Picketville Community (vanished) was established ca 1854. Tradition is that the last burial was Amanda Funderburg in 1898. Ref: Stephens County, Much to be Remembered (1987)
Breckenridge/Stephens County Sesquicentiennal Committee.

Frank Saffarrans
frank.saffarrans@chrysalis.org

Plum Branch

TX

Stephens

stream

324208N
0990028W

 

USGS

Plum Branch Cemetery

TX

Stephens

cemetery

324046N
0990137W

 

USGS

Post Oak Branch

TX

Stephens

stream

324435N
0984356W

 

USGS

Post Oak Cemetery

TX

Stephens

cemetery

324200N
0985535W

 

USGS

Rocky Hollow

TX

Stephens

valley

325112N
0983652W

 

USGS

Round Mountain

TX

Stephens

summit

324803N
0983545W

 

USGS

Rush Branch

TX

Stephens

stream

324723N
0985800W

 

USGS

Saints Rest Cemetery

TX

Stephens

cemetery

323854N
0985128W

 

USGS

Sandy Creek

TX

Stephens

stream

325118N
0984023W

 

USGS

Scotch Hollow

TX

Stephens

valley

324845N
0983405W

 

USGS

Shady Grove Cemetery

TX

Stephens

cemetery

323859N
0990221W

 

USGS

Shot Hollow

TX

Stephens

valley

324622N
0983544W

 

USGS

Sink Creek

TX

Stephens

stream

324943N
0985956W

 

USGS

Sink Creek

TX

Stephens

stream

324942N
0985955W

 

USGS

Six Shooter Creek

TX

Stephens

stream

325240N
0985553W

 

USGS

Snake Den Cemetery

TX

Stephens

cemetery

325310N
0985945W

 

USGS

South Bills Creek

TX

Stephens

stream

323443N
0983331W

 

USGS

South Hanlon

TX

Stephens

pop place

324339N
0985239W

 

USGS

South Prairie Cemetery

TX

Stephens

cemetery

325437N
0984244W

 

USGS

Sow Branch

TX

Stephens

stream

324252N
0984011W

 

USGS

Spy Mountain

TX

Stephens

summit

324353N
0985635W

 

USGS

Steal Easy Mountain

TX

Stephens

summit

323723N
0984603W

 

USGS

Stephens County

TX

Stephens

civil

324502N
0985100W

 

USGS

Stephens County Airport

TX

Stephens

airport

324306N
0985329W

 

USGS

Stephens Memorial Hospital

TX

Stephens

hospital

324515N
0985312W

 

USGS

Stoker Cemetery

TX

Stephens

cemetery

325628N
0985444W

 

USGS

Sullivan's Camp

TX

Stephens

Oil Community

32.702498
-98.8177

Sullivan's Camp: Oil refinery and camp established in 1918 on land owned by Abbie Milton Sullivan. Abb and his wife enjoyed sudden wealth but by the time the boom waned most of their wealth was gone but as they still owned their land and they had enough to live comfortably.
Ref: Stephens County, Much to be Remembered (1987)
Breckenridge/Stephens County Sesquicentiennal Committee

Frank Saffarrans
frank.saffarrans@chrysalis.org

Swenson House

TX

Stephens

cemetery

32.68678
-98.76469

Swenson House - built in 1908 by Peter Swenson, a Swedish immigrant. He came to America in 1864 and finally settled in Stephens County in 1881. When he finished his house it was the best and most expensive house in Stephens County.
Ref: Stephens County, Much to be Remembered (1987)
Breckenridge/Stephens County Sesquicentiennal Committee

Frank Saffarrans
frank.saffarrans@chrysalis.org

Swenson Cemetery

TX

Stephens

cemetery

324138N
0984355W

 

USGS

T P Lake

TX

Stephens

reservoir

324353N
0984027W

 

USGS

Texas Dam

TX

Stephens

dam

325438N
0984959W

 

USGS

Texawa Canyon

TX

Stephens

valley

324701N
0983444W

 

USGS

Turner Branch

TX

Stephens

stream

324844N
0985415W

 

USGS

Twin Lakes

TX

Stephens

reservoir

324656N
0985611W

 

USGS

Union Hill

TX

Stephens

vanished community

32.69043
-98.88096

Union Hill, now vanished, was first settled ca 1893. The community population burgeoned with the discovery of oil in 1918. By 1920 the Magnolia Oil Company finished a gasoline refinery and the town had three general merchandise stores.. The oil boom waned, stores closed and by the 1930's the remaining residents turned to ranching and farming
Ref: Stephens County, Much to be Remembered (1987)
Breckenridge/Stephens County Sesquicentiennal Committee

Frank Saffarrans
frank.saffarrans@chrysalis.org

Union Hill Church

TX

Stephens

church

324125N
0984844W

 

USGS

Union Lake

TX

Stephens

reservoir

325646N
0983703W

 

USGS

Veale Creek

TX

Stephens

stream

325318N
0983646W

 

USGS

Veale Creek Cemetery

TX

Stephens

cemetery

325323N
0983735W

 

USGS

Wagon Timber Creek

TX

Stephens

stream

325648N
0984839W

 

USGS

Walker Branch

TX

Stephens

stream

324542N
0985357W

 

USGS

Wayland

TX

Stephens

pop place

323634N
0984940W

 

USGS

West Fork Bufford Creek

TX

Stephens

stream

325239N
0984931W

 

USGS

West Fork Gunsolus Creek

TX

Stephens

stream

323532N
0985056W

 

USGS

Yates Hill

TX

Stephens

summit

324332N
0984112W

 

USGS

Yellow Branch

TX

Stephens

stream

325121N
0985315W

 

USGS

Yellow Fork Cemetery

TX

Stephens

cemetery

325252N
0984939W

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