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Langtry in Val Verde County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

William H. Dodd

 
 
William H. Dodd Marker image. Click for full size.
By Julie Szabo, February 7, 2008
1. William H. Dodd Marker
Inscription. Born in 1868, England native William H. Dodd settled in Val Verde County by 1894, establishing a ranch and general merchandise store. He also served as postmaster, operating the post office from his store, which occupied this site for many years. Dodd and his wife, Lula, also owned a rooming and boarding house and were both active in the Langtry community. She organized town festivals, and between 1892 and 1933, he served in many official positions, including Justice of the Peace and County Commissioner. Dodd also reportedly aided Mexican Revolutionaries, providing them with arms and other supplies. Remembered fondly by much of Langtry, Dodd died in 1935, survived by Lula and their four children.
 
Erected 2003 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13173.)
 
Location. 29° 48.51′ N, 101° 33.577′ W. Marker is in Langtry, Texas, in Val Verde County. Marker is on Torres Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Langtry TX 78871, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Langtry (a few steps from this marker); The Torres Family (within shouting distance of this marker);
William H. Dodd Marker image. Click for full size.
By Julie Szabo, February 7, 2008
2. William H. Dodd Marker
Jersey Lily Saloon - - 1882 - 1903 (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Law West of the Pecos (about 400 feet away); Fitzsimmons-Maher Prizefight (approx. 0.3 miles away); Robert Thomas Hill (approx. 0.3 miles away); Eagle’s Nest (approx. 0.3 miles away); Railroad Bridges Over the Pecos (approx. 10.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Langtry.
 
Categories. Notable PersonsSettlements & Settlers
 
The crumbling Dodd house. image. Click for full size.
By Julie Szabo, February 7, 2008
3. The crumbling Dodd house.
 
 
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