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Childress in Childress, County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Goodnight Trail

 
 
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By Timothy McDaniel, September 24, 2011
1. Goodnight Trail Marker
Inscription. In hostile Indian years of 1866-71, route of great cattle drives from Texas to U.S. forts in Colorado and New Mexico. Col. Charles Goodnight, trailblazer, drove thousands of cattle to water here. Site later (1886) became Childress. Cattle watering hole is now lake in Fair Park.
 
Erected 1964 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 2226.)
 
Location. 34° 25.889′ N, 100° 12.176′ W. Marker is in Childress, Texas, in Childress, County. Marker can be reached from Ave I NW, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in Fair Park. Marker is in this post office area: Childress TX 79201, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Childress Cemetery (approx. mile away); Colonel Wm. Edgar Hughes of the Mill Iron (approx. 0.4 miles away); Childress County (approx. 0.4 miles away); Frank Collinson (approx. 0.6 miles away); Childress Post Office Building (approx. 0.6 miles away); Palace Theater (approx. 0.6 miles away); Old Railroad Y.M.C.A. (approx. 0.8 miles away); Morgan Hospital (approx. 1.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Childress.
 
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Goodnight Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 15, 2016
2. Goodnight Trail Marker
Goodnight Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Timothy McDaniel, October 1, 2011
3. Goodnight Trail Marker
 
 
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