HISTORICAL MARKERS

Telling Our Stories

The 75+ markers in Taylor County tell the story of buffalo herds, skirmishes between pony soldiers and Indians, stage coaches and mail routes, early day cemeteries, how the railroad inched westward. The markers tell of the people, events, early schools, churches and landmarks where our fascinating local history took place.

The Taylor County Historical Commission assists anyone interested in obtaining a state historical marker by providing information about the process and requirements, directing to research resources, editing proposal narratives and communication with the THC marker program staff in Austin.


Here is a link to the THC State Historical Markers program:

https://www.thc.texas.gov/preserve/projects-and-programs/state-historical-markers

All markers are listed below.

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TAYLOR COUNTY MARKERS

Official Texas State Historical Markers as of 2020 (alphabetical by title):

12th Armored Division at Camp Barkeley — Taylor County


45th Infantry Division at Camp Barkeley — Taylor County


Abilene Christian University — Taylor County


Abilene High School, Original Site of — Taylor County


Abilene Municipal Cemetery — Taylor County


Abilene Negro High School — Taylor County


Abilene Reporter-News — Taylor County


Abilene State School — Taylor County


Abilene Woman's Club Building — Taylor County


Buffalo Gap Cemetery — Taylor County


Buffalo Gap College — Taylor County


Butler, Dr. William & Beatrice, Home — Taylor County


Butterfield Mail and Stage Line — Taylor County


Camp Barkeley — Taylor County


Castle Peak — Taylor County


Cedar Gap Community — Taylor County


Childers Classical Institute — Taylor County


Claiborne Walker Merchant — Taylor County


Company I, 7th Texas Infantry — Taylor County


Cornelia Clark Fort — Taylor County


Drummond Cemetery — Taylor County


Dyess Elementary School — Taylor County


Ernie Wilson Museum — Taylor County


Eugenia Pickard — Taylor County


First Exploratory Oil Well in Taylor County — Taylor County


First Taylor County Jail - Courthouse — Taylor County


Fletcher Ranch — Taylor County


Hardin-Simmons University — Taylor County


Hashknife Ranch, Site of Old Headquarters — Taylor County


Hattie and Henry Sayles, Sr., House — Taylor County


Hotel Wooten — Taylor County


In Vicinity of Coronado's Camp — Taylor County


J. G. Higginbotham House — Taylor County


James Harrison Parramore — Taylor County


James Winford Hunt — Taylor County


Jim Ned Creek — Taylor County


Laughter Undertaking Company — Taylor County


Lawn Atlas ICBM Launch Facility — Taylor County


Lindbergh in West Texas — Taylor County


Lt. Col. William E. Dyess — Taylor County


Lytle Gap-Potosi Methodist Church — Taylor County


Macedonia Baptist Church — Taylor County


Magee House — Taylor County


McMurry College — Taylor County


Mexican-American / Americanization School — Taylor County


Miss Clara Bussell — Taylor County


Morgan Jones — Taylor County


Mount Zion Baptist Church — Taylor County


Mountain Pass Station — Taylor County


Mulberry Canyon — Taylor County


Near Site of Indian Battle — Taylor County


Ned, Jim, Creek — Taylor County


Ned, Jim, Creek (stolen) — Taylor County


Old Weather Bureau Building — Taylor County


Parramore Post #57, American Legion — Taylor County


Pine Street Shoot Out — Taylor County


Sacred Heart Catholic Church — Taylor County


Site of Abilene's First School — Taylor County


Site of Curfew by John J. Clinton — Taylor County


Site of Guitar Mansion — Taylor County


Site of Old Headquarters of the Hashknife Ranch — Taylor County


Site of Thornton's Store — Taylor County


Site of Western Cattle Trail — Taylor County


Taylor County — Taylor County


Taylor, Edward, James, & George — Taylor County


Texas & Pacific Railroad Depot — Taylor County


Texas & Pacific Railway: First Railroad Across West Texas — Taylor County


The Civilian Conservation Corps at Abilene State Park — Taylor County


Town of Buffalo Gap — Taylor County


Valley Creek Station — Taylor County


Valley Creek Station, Site of — Taylor County


Vicinity of Indian Fight — Taylor County


William G. and Shirley Swenson Home — Taylor County


Willis, Thomas Middlebrook — Taylor County