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BROWNFIELD, TEXAS

Terry County Seat, Texas Panhandle

33 10' 47" N, 102 16' 15" W (33.179722, -102.270833)
On Hwys 380, 62, 82, and 385
40 miles SW of Lubbock
28 miles W of Tahoka
32 miles E of Plains
Population: 9,779 est. (2016)
9,657 (2010) 9,488 (2000) 9,560 (1990)

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Historical Marker - US 380, on Courthouse grounds

City of Brownfield

County seat of Terry County, founded in 1903 by developers W. G. Hardin and A. F. Small. Named for Brownfield family, prominent property owners and ranchers in the area. Measuring with only 100 feet of wire, Hardin and Small laid out a town on this site (then a pasture) and offered a lot to each voter in county. Streets (named for first settlers) were designated and a general store, hotel, and school were built. In 1904 the town vied with Gomez for county seat, winning by slim margin. Present economy is based on farming and oil.
(1971)
Texas - Terry County Courthouse
Photo courtesy Terry Jeanson, July 2013
Terry County Courthouse

Brownfield Landmarks /Attractions

  • Terry County Courthouse
  • Terry County's First Jail
  • Brownfield Theatres
  • Brownfield's Post Office Mural
  • Coleman Park - US 62/385, South of Brownfield
    Swimming pool, picnicking, and travel trailer campsites
  • Terry County Historical Museum - 806-637-2467
    600 East Cardwell Street in the restored A.M. Brownfield home
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  • Brownfield TX WPA Mural  detail - Ranchers of the Panhandle Fighting Prairie Fire with Skinned Steer by Frank Mechau
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, March 2010
    "Ranchers of the Panhandle
    Fighting Prairie Fire with Skinned Steer"

    Brownfield's WPA Mural
    Rialto Theatre, Brownfield, Texas
    Brownfield Theaters
    Rialto Theater, Photo courtesy Wes Reeves, 9-04
    Brownfield Chronicles
  • Brownfield's Riot That Never Was by Mike Cox
    In the summer of 1908 an article with a Fort Worth dateline published in a Sunday edition of the New York Herald caught the eye of President Theodore Roosevelt...
  • Brownfield, Texas water tower
    Brownfield water tower
    Photo courtesy Ken Rudine, August 2005
    Pumpjack in Brownfield, Texas
    A pumpjack in Brownfield
    Photo courtesy Ken Rudine, August 2005
    Brownfield, Texas Forum
  • Subject: Brownfield Memories
    When is the Brownfield High School reunion?

    My maiden name is Neugent. As a family we moved to Brownfield, from Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1945. The Irland Faught family moved from Oklahoma in the 30's. My husband went to school in Union,Texas. Billy went into the Army in 1952, and retired at 24 years of active duty. Billy and I married in Brownfield in 1957. We have 6 children to our union and 17 grandchildren. We are now living in a small community named Lexington, Oklahoma.

    I have many memories of the brown clouds forming, which demanded we get the clothes off the clothesline and tie down any lose things that may be blown away. Walking home from school with a thin headscarf over our heads to keep the sand out of our eyes. We weren't allowed to wear blue jeans those day's. So, the sand would beat against the back of our legs. During very cold days, we were allowed to wear blue Jeans under our dresses. My, how things have changed. Bill is now 74, I am 68. Thanks - Vera Neugent Faught, May 10, 2006

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