Abilene in Taylor County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Site of Curfew by John J. Clinton
(1848 - 1922)
After saloon era passed, his practice became a commemoration.
Ireland-born Clinton was a Confederate soldier; later scout for U.S. Army, was wounded at “the fight for the water hole.” He was policeman at Dodge City, Kansas, then served Abilene until his death. Men respected him for his courage and integrity.
Erected 1967 by Texas State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 4766.)
Location. 32° 26.905′ N, 99° 44.017′ W. Marker is in Abilene, Texas, in Taylor County. Marker is at the intersection of Chestnut Street and S. 1st Street, on the right when traveling south on Chestnut Street. Click for map. Marker is located at edge of parking lot on the southeast corner of the intersection. Marker is in this post office area: Abilene TX 79602, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Texas & Pacific Railway (about 300 feet away, measured First Presbyterian Church (about 300 feet away); Pine Street Shootout (about 500 feet away); The Hotel Grace (about 500 feet away); Abilene Reporter-News (about 600 feet away); Taylor County Veterans Memorial (about 600 feet away); Honoring E Battery Lost Battalion WWII (approx. 0.2 miles away); "I Shall Never Surrender or Retreat" (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Abilene.
Also see . . . John J. Clinton - Findagrave.com Website. Includes obituary from 1922. (Submitted on December 18, 2014.)
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 216 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on September 16, 2016.