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

Gaines County

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, October 25, 2012
1. Gaines County Marker
Inscription.
Created August 21, 1876
Organized October 24, 1905
Named for James Gaines
Born in Virginia in 1779
Established a ferry across
the Sabine River in 1819
A signer of the
Declaration of Independence
Member of the Congress
of the Republic.
Gold lured him to California,
where he died.
A country of cattle, oil and farming
Seminole, the county seat

 
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 2095.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments marker series.
 
Location. 32° 43.102′ N, 102° 38.68′ W. Marker is in Seminole, Texas, in Gaines County. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Street (U.S. 385) and SE Avenue B, on the right when traveling north on South Main Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 South Main Street, Seminole TX 79360, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within walking distance of this marker. Dan Cobb (approx. half a mile away).
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Gaines County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 25, 2012
2. Gaines County Marker
Gaines County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 25, 2012
3. Gaines County Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 268 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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