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GARDEN CITY, TEXAS

Glasscock County Seat, West Texas

31 51' 50" N, 101 28' 52" W 31.863889, -101.481111
Junction of Texas Hwy 158 and FM 33
27 Miles S of Big Spring
35 Miles E of Midland
55 MIles E of Odessa
35 Miles W of Sterling City
75 Miles NW of San Angelo
Population: 334 (2010) 293 (1990, 2000)

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Garden City Texas 1910
Both sides of downtown Garden City c.1910
Photo courtesy Doyle Phillips / FotoGrafica

History in a Pecan Shell

Glasscock County has had 13 Sheriffs from 1894 to the present and three of them were in the Teele family. Mrs. Amy M. Teele became the third woman sheriff in Texas when she served her husband Walter's term during his service in WWII. (From Sammy Tise's "County Sheriffs of Texas")

George Glasscock was also the namesake of Georgetown, Texas. He was a former flatboat partner of Abraham Lincoln. He came to Texas, lived briefly in Bastrop (Mina) and Austin. He served in the Texas Revolution during the first battle of the Alamo and donated the land that Georgetown was built on. The County was named 22 years after his death.

Garden City Attractions/Landmarks

Garden City, TX, Glasscock County Courthouse
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2009
Glasscock County Courthouse
Glasscock County old stone jail, Garden City, Texas
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2009
The 1894 former Glasscock County Jail
Garden City, TX, Glasscock County courthouse and jail historical marker
Glasscock County Courthouse and Jail historical marker on the courthouse ground.
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2009
Garden City Tx Church of Christ
Garden City Church of Christ
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2009
Garden City Tx Baptist Church
Garden City Baptist Church
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2009
Garden City Tx Baptist Church bell
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2009
Garden CityT x 1944 Methodist Church
Garden City 1944 Methodist Church
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2009
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Garden City Tx Historic Cabin
Historic Cabin
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2009
Garden City Tx - Work Truck
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, December 2009
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"A nice town in the middle of nowhere"
- Barclay Gibson

Garden City, Texas Forum

  • Subject: The Cross on the hill
    Ever since I was a little kid [over 50 years ago] I remember seeing a large cross on a hill just outside of Garden City. It is on the north side of 158 just about a mile outside of town and can be seen from the highway. Recently, I was through there and of course the first thing I did was see if the old cross was still there; it is still there. I have always been curious about the origin of it or the story behind it. Can you shed any light on this. - Sincerely, Tom Millhollon, June 28, 2005
  • Glasscock County Texas 1940s map
    Only three towns are shown in the 1940s Glasscock County map
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office

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