Verbena

Verbena, Texas, is located on Farm Road 2008 about twelve miles northeast of Post in northeast Garza County. The community began in the early 1900s as settlers of area ranches gathered for church meetings. A post office opened in the home of J. B. Cotton on December 16, 1901, and was named after his wife Verbena. The Verbena Baptist Church organized on August 24, 1902, with nine charter members and was reportedly the first church in Garza County. In 1903 residents built a brush arbor for religious meetings, and they constructed a church building in 1904. Twenty or more members belonged to the church, which became the centerpiece of the hamlet and functioned as a facility for various denominations, a community center, and a shelter for travelers. Early families in the area included the Barrow, Cotton, Askins, Nichols, Kennedy, Cravy, Faulkner, and Lindsey families.

Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

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Place type

Verbena is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • (Roa)

Locations

  • Latitude
    33.27481470
    Longitude
    -101.19569040

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