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BYRD, TEXAS (Tom Green County). 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.

Betty Jane Smith


The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

Betty Jane Smith, "BYRD, TX (TOM GREEN COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 28, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

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