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Martin County
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MARIENFELD, TEXAS

Former name of Stanton

Martin County, West Texas / Panhandle
Historical Marker:
(On Stanton courthouse lawn)

Marienfeld

Former name of Stanton. Begun as German colony by 5 German Catholics from Kansas, who pitched tents here, near new Texas & Pacific Railroad in 1881. The site -- with a water tank, section house, telegraph office bore name Grelton, but settlers had it changed to Marienfeld, German for "Field of Mary."

County was created 1876 and named for Wylie Martin, senator in Republic of Texas. When the county organized, town became county seat. First commissioners court met here December 13, 1884. Through Protestant influence, town was renamed Stanton, 1870.
(1970)

Marienfeld TX, Martin County, 1886 Postmark
Marienfeld TX, Martin County, 1886 Postmark
Postcard canceled with Marienfeld TX 1886 postmark
Courtesy The John J. Germann Collection
Marienfeld TX, Martin County, 1886 Postmark
The back of the postal card, showing an ad by the Staked Plains Land & Immigration Company.
Courtesy The John J. Germann Collection

Stanton, Texas
Martin County
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