Comanche in Comanche County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Camped here in 1854 with his father, young Martin V. Fleming hid behind this tree and saved himself when hostile Indians rode through the grove. Years later paving contractors started to cut the oak, but were stopped by "Uncle Mart" with his gun.
Erected 1965 by Texas State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 1911.)
Location. 31° 53.853′ N, 98° 36.285′ W. Marker is in Comanche, Texas, in Comanche County. Marker is at the intersection of Central Avenue (U.S. 67/377) and Houston Street, on the right when traveling west on Central Avenue. Click for map. Marker is next to the Fleming Oak in Bicentennial Park, at the southwest corner of the courthouse square. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 West Central Avenue, Comanche TX 76442, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Indian Raid in Comanche (here, next to this marker); General Ashbel Smith, C.S.A. (here, next to this marker); Robert Thomas Hill (here, next to this marker); Bicentennial Park (here, next to this marker); Old Cora Courthouse (here, next to this Water on South Side of Square (a few steps from this marker); Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Veterans (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Comanche.
Also see . . .
1. Fleming Oak. (Submitted on March 13, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Fleming Oak at Famous Trees of Texas. (Submitted on March 13, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Environment • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 348 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.