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Palmyra in Fluvanna County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

“Texas Jack” Omohundro Birthplace

 
 
“Texas Jack” Omohundro Birthplace Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Roger Dean Meyer, August 29, 2008
1. “Texas Jack” Omohundro Birthplace Marker
Inscription. J. B. “Texas Jack” Omohundro was born at Pleasure Hill Farm about 1 mile west of here on July 26, 1846. At age 17 he served as a scout under the command of General J.E.B. Stuart. Later he was renowned as a scout and heroic plainsman of the old west. Texas Jack with his friend W. F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody started the first “Wild West” shows in America. He died in Leadville, Colorado, June 28, 1880.
 
Erected 1988 by Department of Conservation and Historic Resources. (Marker Number F-51.)
 
Location. 37° 51.153′ N, 78° 16.28′ W. Marker is in Palmyra, Virginia, in Fluvanna County. Marker is on James Madison Highway (U.S. 15) ¼ mile north of Hayden Martin Road, on the right. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Palmyra VA 22963, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fluvanna County Confederate Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Fluvanna County Courthouse (approx. 0.7 miles away); S. C. Abrams High School (approx. 1.7 miles away); The “Regular” Methodist Conference (approx. 2.7 miles away); John Jasper
Wider view of “Texas Jack” Omohundro Birthplace Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Roger Dean Meyer, August 29, 2008
2. Wider view of “Texas Jack” Omohundro Birthplace Marker
(approx. 3.3 miles away); Fluvanna County World War Memorial (approx. 5.3 miles away); Point of Fork (approx. 5.3 miles away); Fork Union Academy (approx. 6.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Palmyra.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Texas Jack Association. (Submitted on September 22, 2008, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota.)
2. Fluvanna County Chamber of Commerce - Texas Jack Rides Again. His fame lived on as he was immortalized in the ‘dime novels’ popular at the time. Eventually he fell into obscurity but he is remembered today both in Fluvanna, his home county, and by the Texas Jack Association. (Submitted on January 16, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.) 
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 1,697 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota.
 
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