Childress County Historical Markers
CHILDRESS COUNTY MARKER NUMBER- 11
Have - 7 Need - 4
County seat of Childress County is Childress, county is named after George Campbell Childress the author of the Texas Declaration of Independence. Childress County is part of the Panhandle on the border of the Texas and Oklahoma state line. For us it was part of a trip to Panhandle specifically to look for historical markers, it was fall and unfortunately at times very wet. Thus the marker for Site of Buck Creek Stage Stand which we had permission to visit was not possible due to inclement weather, the road is not great at the best of times so we didn't risk in a rental car. The other marker we didn't locate is the Community of Loco - on old Shoenail Ranch Land. Mr Craig from Childress County Heritage Museum told me this marker fell victim to a truck and would be replaced. When we were there, we were unaware that Childress County Cemetery marker had a marker, something we both find incredibly aggravating.
22nd March, 2019 - Nothing has changed in Childress County, the markers we needed are still the markers we need now. I have written to Childress County Historica; Commission to see if the Loco Community marker has been replaced but I'm betting against it, rural counties have higher priotites than spending a 1000 dollars on replacing a missing markers. I could also not confirm that the Texas State Line markers is still in place.