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

Stone from Old Ox Mill

 
 
Stone from Old Ox Mill Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 9, 2014
1. Stone from Old Ox Mill Monument
Inscription.

[Millstone marker text is damaged]

Here passed
Marcy's California Trail 1849
Butterfield Trail 1858

Rededicated [November 22,] 2013
Moved and restored by
Love Monument Company
in cooperation with
Judge Drew Bynum
and
Grayson County Facilities Department

 
Erected 1936 by Martha Jefferson Randolph Chapter D.A.R. and Grayson County Historical Society.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Butterfield Overland Mail, and the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 33° 38.145′ N, 96° 36.558′ W. Marker is in Sherman, Texas, in Grayson County. Marker is on Lamar Street (State Highway 56) near Travis Street, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is on the southeast grounds of the county courthouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 West Houston Street, Sherman TX 75090, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Japanese Model 92 (here, next to this marker); Courthouses of Grayson County (a few steps from this marker); Butterfield Overland Mail Route Through Grayson County (a few steps from this
Stone from Old Ox Mill Marker Text image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 9, 2014
2. Stone from Old Ox Mill Marker Text
marker); President Roosevelt's Visit to Grayson County (within shouting distance of this marker); Home County of Conservationist Allison Mayfield (within shouting distance of this marker); Grayson County (within shouting distance of this marker); Ninth Texas Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); Eleventh Texas Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Sherman.
 
Also see . . .
1. A history of Grayson County, Texas (Lucas and Hall). Mentions an tread wheel ox mill operated by Thomas C. Roberts (Submitted on April 24, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

2. Herald Democrat newspaper mention of monument rededication. (Submitted on April 24, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Stone from Old Ox Mill Monument (front) image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 9, 2014
3. Stone from Old Ox Mill Monument (front)
Stone from Old Ox Mill Monument (back) image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 9, 2014
4. Stone from Old Ox Mill Monument (back)
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 275 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
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