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Parker County Historical Commission unveils new website

Pictured Left to Right: Joel Kertok, Janna Blumentritt, Gloria Elam, Bill Warren, Bryce Heath.
Pictured Left to Right: Joel Kertok, Janna Blumentritt, Gloria Elam, Bill Warren, Bryce Heath. Photo courtesy

Parker County’s Historical Commission now has a web presence providing a glimpse into the history of the county which was founded in 1855.

“Our development committee consisting of Gloria Elam, Janna Blumentritt and myself, had little idea what we were getting ourselves into developing a website and Facebook page,” said commission member Bill Warren. “After looking at several websites of other county historical commissions, and with the expert guidance of our developer, Bryce Heath, we came up with something I think the whole county can be proud of and learn from.”

The site includes photos and history of all the historical markers in the county as well as historic photos, histories of towns and communities along with other historical information.

“We have it ready just in time for Christmas,” Elam said. “You might say it is the historical commissions Christmas present to the county.”

Elam said the site is easy to navigate and user friendly and provides a link to the Parker County Historical Commissions Facebook page as well.

Joel Kertok with the Parker County Judge’s Office will assist with maintenance of the site.

“I think the commission has done an excellent job getting this site built,” Kertok said. “It is extremely informative and really a fun experience. It is so important that our history is understood and not forgotten. I am honored to help the commission with it anyway I can.”

Warren said he hopes the website and Facebook page will get more residents interested in the county’s history.

“While we will be adding more content going forward, there already is an awful lot of information about the history Parker County along with research tools and more,” he said. “We hope people will view both our website and Facebook page and add photos or other tidbits we could use to help present Parker County’s history to a new generation.”

Visitors can get to the site at http://www.parkerchc.org

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