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

Fletcher and Donley Stage Station

(Site 3 miles northwest)

 
 
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By Marvin Seibert, February 15, 2014
1. Fletcher and Donley Stage Station Marker
Inscription. A rest stop in the 1870s and 80s on military and stage line. Serviced wagon trains, buffalo hide caravans, and cattle herds. Was also mail pick-up station.

Former buffalo hunter-scout Ed Fletcher ran the station. His partners were Jimmie Donley (the head cook) and Tobe Robinson. All had been Indian fighters.

Station consisted of a log cabin with a sod roof (where springtime flowers grew) and 2 other buildings. A brush arbor shaded cabin door and a pump stood nearby. First election in the area that became Hemphill County was held here in 1882.
 
Erected 1970 by Texas State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 1917.)
 
Location. 35° 41.536′ N, 100° 16.396′ W. Marker is in Canadian, Texas, in Hemphill County. Marker is at the intersection of Farm to Market Road 277 and County Route 15, on the left when traveling east on Route 277. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Canadian TX 79014, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Buffalo Wallow Battle Ground (approx. one mile away); Washita Cemetery (approx. 5 miles away); Gen. Nelson Miles Expedition (approx.
Fletcher and Donley Stage Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Marvin Seibert, February 15, 2014
2. Fletcher and Donley Stage Station Marker
6.4 miles away); Route of Marcy Trail (approx. 10.9 miles away); Historic Trails (approx. 11.3 miles away); Mobeetie Post Office (approx. 14.3 miles away); Mobeetie United Methodist Church (approx. 14.4 miles away); Mobeetie First Baptist Church (approx. 14.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Canadian.
 
Categories. Settlements & SettlersWars, US Indian
 
Fletcher and Donley Stage Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Marvin Seibert, February 15, 2014
3. Fletcher and Donley Stage Station Marker
 
 
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