Where on earth is Earth?

Earth is that way[/caption] When returning from a trip to Arizona in May 2011, we came back through NM, visited Roswell and then, from all the UFO stuff in Roswell, we found ourselves arriving in Earth, TX. [caption id="attachment_135" align="alignleft" width="300"] Earth is only 6 miles away[/caption] According to a Wikipedia article, “Earth was established by William E. Halsell, who laid out the townsite in 1924. Originally Halsell named the town Fairlawn, but in 1925 it was renamed Earth when it was learned that there was already a town in Texas by the name of Fairlawn.In order to find a new name the townspeople sent in suggestions, and the agreed-upon best name was chosen. The name Earth was submitted by Ora Hume (O.H.) Reeves, who became the owner of the town hotel. Mr. Reeves’ son-in-law, Frank Wesley Hyatt, was the first postmaster in Earth. [caption id="attachment_136" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Small population in Earth[/caption] [caption id="attachment_137" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Old Earth Welcome sign[/caption] [caption id="attachment_138" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Earth United Methodist Church[/caption] Ha…there is a church in Earth!! [caption id="attachment_139" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Yes, there is Earth Police[/caption] [caption id="attachment_140" align="aligncenter" width="300"] ….And an Earth Fire Department[/caption] [caption id="attachment_141" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Welcome to Earth[/caption] [caption id="attachment_142" align="aligncenter" width="199"] Earth Water Tower[/caption] Oh yes, let’s not forget the Earth water tower!!

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Earth, Texas

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