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John Wesley Hardin

(May 26, 1853 - August 19, 1895)

 
 
John Wesley Hardin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Gustafson, June 15, 2008
1. John Wesley Hardin Marker
Inscription. Born in Bonham, Texas, John Wesley Hardin was named for the founder of Methodism. "Wes" Hardin grew into a family man, cowboy, and outlaw who claimed to have killed more than 30 men. An unusual sort of gunslinger, Hardin considered himself a pillar of society who killed to save his own life. Hardin served 15 years in state prison for murder, was pardoned, then opened a law office in El Paso in May 1895. He was killed 3 months later by John Selman, an El Paso city constable.
 
Erected 1998 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 11857.)
 
Location. 31° 46.851′ N, 106° 26.849′ W. Marker is in El Paso, Texas, in El Paso County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of East Yandell Drive and North Stevens Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3700 E Yandell, El Paso TX 79903, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Mormon Plot in Concordia Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Concordia Cemetery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Bliss Buffalo Soldiers Memorial (about 500 feet away); Site of Camp Concordia and Fort Bliss
John Wesley Hardin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Gustafson, June 15, 2008
2. John Wesley Hardin Marker
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Henry O. Flipper (approx. half a mile away); Dr. Lawrence A. Nixon (approx. half a mile away); Henry C. Trost (approx. half a mile away); Victoriano Huerta (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in El Paso.
 
More about this marker. The marker and grave is inside Concordia cemetery.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,188 times since then and 48 times this year. Last updated on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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