Histopolis Place-of-the-Day

Histopolis features a different cemetery, town, county or other place every day on the Place-of-The-Day.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

The Histopolis Place-of-the-Day for Saturday, July 30, 2011 is the Wheeler County in Texas.

"Wheeler County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. In 2000, its population was 5,284. Its county seat is Wheeler. Officially formed in 1876, the county is named for Royal Tyler Wheeler, a chief justice of the Texas Supreme Court. Wheeler County is one of 30 prohibition or entirely dry counties in the state of Texas.

"The Pioneer West Museum, the Wheeler County historical museum, is located in Shamrock off U.S. Highway 83.

"In 1876, the Texas State Legislature established Wheeler County. In 1879, Mobeetie was named the county seat. Mobeetie was then known as "Sweetwater," but this name should not be confused with the Sweetwater, which is the seat of Nolan County west of Abilene. A stone courthouse was erected from locally quarried materials in 1880 but was replaced by a wooden structure in 1888. The town of Wheeler was designated as the county seat in 1908. The wooden courthouse was moved to the current site but was replaced by the existing structure as a result of a 1925 bond election. The previous building was sold to a sheriff, Riley Price, who dismantled it and used it to build barns on his nearby ranch. The structure was designed by E.H. Eads of Shamrock and built by local contractors Hughes and Campbell. It features Palladian windows and Corinthian columns, characteristic of the Greek revival style of architecture."

Explore Wheeler County on Histopolis now. If you have a place that you would like to see featured as the Histopolis Place-of-the-Day, contact the webmaster to suggest it.

July 2011

1Knoles Cemetery, Cleveland County, Oklahoma
2Edgewood Cemetery, Crystal City, Zavala County, Texas
3Ellington-Redus Cemetery, Supervisor District 3, Copiah County, Mississippi
4Huntingdon Memorial Garden Cemetery, Walker Township, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania
5Pleasant Shade Cemetery, Newport News, Newport News City, Virginia
6Rose Hill Cemetery, Austell, Cobb County, Georgia
7Newburg Cemetery, Newburg, Arlington Township, Phelps County, Missouri
8Monticello Cemetery, Monticello, Jasper County, Georgia
9Miramar National Cemetery, San Diego, San Diego County, California
10Greenwood Cemetery, Brunswick, Glynn County, Georgia
11Old City Cemetery, Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona
12Camelback Cemetery, Paradise Valley, Maricopa County, Arizona
13Brumbach Cemetery, Rutland Township, LaSalle County, Illinois
14Beaufort Baptist Cemetery, Beaufort, Beaufort County, South Carolina
15Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Gregg Township, Morgan County, Indiana
16Rusk Cemetery, Allendale Charter Township, Ottawa County, Michigan
17Butler County, Pennsylvania
18Gove County, Kansas
19Columbia County, Arkansas
20Noble County, Indiana
21Pocahontas County, Iowa
22Hampshire County, West Virginia
23Liberty County, Florida
24Tippecanoe County, Indiana
25Hot Springs County, Wyoming
26Berkeley County, South Carolina
27Knox County, Tennessee
28Corson County, South Dakota
29Martin County, Florida
30Wheeler County, Texas
31Eau Claire County, Wisconsin



Note: The first Place-of-the-Day was in September 2010