Byrd, TX (Tom Green County)


By: Betty Jane Smith

Type: General Entry

Published: November 1, 1994


Byrd was northeast of the site of present Veribest near Farm Road 380 in eastern Tom Green County. George Jefferson Byrd, the founder of Veribest, who came to Tom Green County in 1877, donated the land for the school that was named for him. The Byrd school was consolidated with the Veribest school to form the Veribest-Byrd school in Veribest. In the 1980s a large, well-built storm cellar remained at the Byrd site.

Cattleman, March 1951.
Places:
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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Betty Jane Smith, “Byrd, TX (Tom Green County),” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 21, 2022, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/byrd-tx-tom-green-county.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

November 1, 1994

Place
Byrd
Currently Exists
No
Place Type
Town
USGS ID
1353473
Town Fields
  • Has post office: No
  • Is Incorporated: No
Belongs to
  • Tom Green County
Coordinates
  • Latitude: 31.47710680°
  • Longitude: -100.25814160°