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."
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|1||Knoles Cemetery, Cleveland County, Oklahoma|
|2||Edgewood Cemetery, Crystal City, Zavala County, Texas|
|3||Ellington-Redus Cemetery, Supervisor District 3, Copiah County, Mississippi|
|4||Huntingdon Memorial Garden Cemetery, Walker Township, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania|
|5||Pleasant Shade Cemetery, Newport News, Newport News City, Virginia|
|6||Rose Hill Cemetery, Austell, Cobb County, Georgia|
|7||Newburg Cemetery, Newburg, Arlington Township, Phelps County, Missouri|
|8||Monticello Cemetery, Monticello, Jasper County, Georgia|
|9||Miramar National Cemetery, San Diego, San Diego County, California|
|10||Greenwood Cemetery, Brunswick, Glynn County, Georgia|
|11||Old City Cemetery, Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona|
|12||Camelback Cemetery, Paradise Valley, Maricopa County, Arizona|
|13||Brumbach Cemetery, Rutland Township, LaSalle County, Illinois|
|14||Beaufort Baptist Cemetery, Beaufort, Beaufort County, South Carolina|
|15||Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Gregg Township, Morgan County, Indiana|
|16||Rusk Cemetery, Allendale Charter Township, Ottawa County, Michigan|
|17||Butler County, Pennsylvania|
|18||Gove County, Kansas|
|19||Columbia County, Arkansas|
|20||Noble County, Indiana|
|21||Pocahontas County, Iowa|
|22||Hampshire County, West Virginia|
|23||Liberty County, Florida|
|24||Tippecanoe County, Indiana|
|25||Hot Springs County, Wyoming|
|26||Berkeley County, South Carolina|
|27||Knox County, Tennessee|
|28||Corson County, South Dakota|
|29||Martin County, Florida|
|30||Wheeler County, Texas|
|31||Eau Claire County, Wisconsin|
Note: The first Place-of-the-Day was in September 2010