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Geologists-Women in Geology-Helen Plummer

Collection localities

When geologists collect specimens they record the precise source location for each individual specimen. Now that precision would be improved by the use of GPS. Earlier workers relied upon verbal descriptions of their collection sites.

This selection of examples is from the work of Helen Plummer. Each county contains several different localities each of which is given a reference code.

Texas Counties
County Created Source County
Anderson 1846 Houston
Andrews 1876 Bexar
Angelina 1846 Nacagdoches
Aransas 1871 Refugio
Archer 1858 Fannin
Armstrong 1876 Bexar
Atascosa 1856 Bexar
Austin 1836 original
Bailey 1876 Bexar
Bandera 1856 Bexar
Bastrop 1836 original
Baylor 1858 Fannin
Bee 1857 multiple
Bell 1850 Milam
Bexar 1836 original
Blanco 1858 multiple
Borden 1876 Bexar
Bosque 1854 McClennan
Bowie 1840 Red River
Brazoria 1836 original
Brazos 1841 original
Brewster 1887 Presidio
Briscoe 1887 Bexar
Brooks 1911 Starr
Brown 1856 multiple
Burleson 1846 Milam
Burnet 1852 multiple
Caldwell 1848 multiple
Calhoun 1846 multiple
Callahan 1858 multiple
Cameron 1848 multiple
Camp 1874 Upshur
Carson 1876 Bexar
Cass 1846 Bowie
Castro 1876 Bexar
Chambers 1858 multiple
Cherokee 1846 Nacogdoches
Childress 1876 multiple
Clay 1857 Cooke
Cochran 1876 multiple
Coke 1889 Tom Green
Coleman 1858 multiple
Collin 1846 Fannin
Collingsworth 1876 multiple
Colorado 1836 original
Comal 1846 Bexar
Comanche 1856 multiple
Concho 1858 Bexar
Cooke 1848 Fannin
Coryell 1854 Bell
Cottle 1876 Fannin
Crane 1887 Tom Green
Crockett 1875 Bexar
Crosby 1876 multiple
Culberson 1911 El Paso
Dallam 1876 Bexar
Dallas 1846 multiple
Dawson 1846 Bexar
Deaf Smith 1876 Bexar
Delta 1870 multiple
Denton 1846 Fannin
DeWitt 1846 multiple
Dickens 1876 Bexar
Dimmit 1858 multiple
Donley 1858 multiple
Duval 1858 multiple
Eastland 1858 multiple
Ector 1887 Tom Green
Edwards 1858 Bexar
El Paso 1848 Santa Fe
Ellis 1849 Navarro
Erath 1856 multiple
Falls 1850 multiple
Fannin 1837 Red River
Fayette 1837 Bastrop
Fisher 1876 Bexar
Floyd 1876 multiple
Foard 1891 multiple
Fort Bend 1837 multiple
Franklin 1875 Titus
Freestone 1850 Limestone
Frio 1858 multiple
Gaines 1876 Bexar
Galveston 1838 multiple
Garza 1876 Bexar
Gillespie 1848 multiple
Glasscock 1887 Tom Green
Goliad 1836 original
Gonzales 1836 original
Gray 1876 Bexar
Grayson 1846 Fannin
Gregg 1873 Upshur
Grimes 1846 Montgomery
Guadalupe 1846 multiple
Hale 1876 Bexar
Hall 1876 multiple
Hamilton 1856 multiple
Hansford 1876 multiple
Hardeman 1858 Fannin
Hardin 1858 multiple
Harris 1836 original
Harrison 1839 Shelby
Hartley 1876 multiple
Haskell 1858 multiple
Hays 1848 Travis
Hemphill 1876 multiple
Henderson 1846 multiple
Hidalgo 1852 Cameron
Hill 1853 Navarro
Hockley 1876 multiple
Hood 1866 Johnson
Hopkins 1846 multiple
Houston 1837 Nacogdoches
Howard 1876 Bexar
Hudspeth 1917 El Paso
Hunt 1846 multiple
Hutchinson 1876 Bexar
Irion 1889 Tom Green
Jack 1856 Cooke
Jackson 1836 original
Jasper 1836 original
Jeff Davis 1887 Presidio
Jefferson 1836 original
Jim Hogg 1913 multiple
Jim Wells 1911 Nueces
Johnson 1854 multiple
Jones 1854 multiple
Karnes 1854 multiple
Kaufman 1848 Henderson
Kendall 1862 multiple
Kenedy 1921 multiple
Kent 1876 multiple
Kerr 1856 Bexar
Kimble 1858 Bexar
King 1876 Bexar
Kinney 1850 Bexar
Kleberg 1913 Nueces
Knox 1858 multiple
Lamar 1840 Red River
Lamb 1876 Bexar
Lampasas 1856 multiple
La Salle 1858 Bexar
Lavaca 1842 multiple
Lee 1874 multiple
Leon 1846 Robertson
Liberty 1836 original
Limestone 1846 Robertson
Lipscomb 1876 Bexar
Live Oak 1856 multiple
Llano 1856 multiple
Loving 1931 Tom Green
Lubbock 1876 Bexar
Lynn 1876 Garza
McCulloch 1856 Bexar
McLennan 1850 multiple
McMullen 1858 multiple
Madison 1853 multiple
Marion 1860 Cass
Martin 1876 Bexar
Mason 1858 Gillespie
Matagorda 1836 original
Maverick 1856 Kinney
Medina 1848 Bexar
Menard 1858 Bexar
Midland 1885 Tom Green
Milam 1836 original
Mills 1887 multiple
Mitchell 1876 Bexar
Montague 1857 Cooke
Montgomery 1837 Washington
Moore 1876 Bexar
Morris 1875 Titus
Motley 1876 Bexar
Nacogdoches 1836 original
Navarro 1846 Robertson
Newton 1846 Jasper
Nolan 1876 Bexar
Nueces 1846 San Patricio
Ochiltree 1876 Bexar
Oldham 1876 Bexar
Orange 1852 Jefferson
Palo Pinto 1856 multiple
Panola 1846 multiple
Parker 1855 multiple
Parmer 1876 Bexar
Pecos 1871 Presidio
Polk 1836 original
Potter 1876 Bexar
Presidio 1850 Bexar
Rains 1870 multiple
Randall 1876 Bexar
Reagan 1903 Tom Green
Real 1913 multiple
Red River 1836 original
Reeves 1883 Pecos
Refugio 1836 original
Roberts 1876 Bexar
Robertson 1837 multiple
Rockwall 1873 Kaufman
Runnels 1858 multiple
Rusk 1843 Nacogdoches
Sabine 1836 original
San Augustine 1836 original
San Jacinto 1870 multiple
San Patricio 1846 Refugio
San Saba 1856 Bexar
Schleicher 1887 Crockett
Scurry 1876 Bexar
Shackelford 1874 Jack
Shelby 1836 original
Sherman 1876 Bexar
Smith 1846 Nacogdoches
Somervell 1875 Hood
Starr 1848 Nueces
Stephens 1858 Bosque
Sterling 1891 Tom Green
Stonewall 1876 multiple
Sutton 1887 Crockett
Swisher 1876 multiple
Tarrant 1849 Navarro
Taylor 1858 multiple
Terrell 1905 Pecos
Terry 1876 Bexar
Throckmorton 1858 Fannin
Titus 1846 Bowie
Tom Green 1874 Bexar
Travis 1840 Bastrop
Trinity 1850 Houston
Tyler 1846 Liberty
Upshur 1846 Harrison
Upton 1887 Tom Green
Uvalde 1850 Bexar
Val Verde 1885 multiple
Van Zandt 1848 Henderson
Victoria 1836 original
Walker 1846 Montgomery
Waller 1873 multiple
Ward 1887 Tom Green
Washington 1836 original
Webb 1848 Nueces
Wharton 1846 multiple
Wheeler 1876 multiple
Wichita 1858 Cooke
Wilbarger 1858 Bexar
Willacy 1911 multiple
Williamson 1848 Milam
Wilson 1860 multiple
Winkler 1887 Tom Green
Wise 1856 Cooke
Wood 1850 Van Zandt
Yoakum 1876 Bexar
Young 1856 multiple
Zapata 1858 multiple
Zavala 1846 Maverick

 

 


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