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Near Mason in Mason County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Todd Mountain

 
 
Todd Mountain Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, December 9, 2015
1. Todd Mountain Marker
Inscription. Named for family of George W. Todd, first Mason County clerk, which was attacked by Indians at this site while en route to Mason in late Dec. 1864.
†††††A 12-year-old black servant girl was killed, 13-year-old Alice Todd taken captive, and Toddís wife, Dizenia Peters Todd (b. 1826), wounded severely. Mrs. Todd died about 3 weeks later, in Jan. 1865. An older half-brother, James Smith, returned from the Civil War and searched for Alice for several months, but she was never found.
†††††Mrs. Todd and the servant girl were buried in unmarked graves (150 yards southeast).
 
Erected 1974 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 11298.)
 
Location. 30° 41.698′ N, 99° 13.755′ W. Marker is near Mason, Texas, in Mason County. Marker is on Ranch to Market Road 2389 0.9 miles south of Ranch to Market Road 1723, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mason TX 76856, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dizenia Peters Todd (within shouting distance of this marker); Mason County (approx. 3 miles away); Site of Fort Mason (approx. 3.1 miles
Todd Mountain Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, December 9, 2015
2. Todd Mountain Marker
away); Two Sheriffs of Mason County (approx. 4.1 miles away); Old Fort Mason (approx. 5 miles away); Kothmann Homesite and Cemetery (approx. 7.6 miles away); Bethel M.E. Church (approx. 10.2 miles away); Peter's Prairie School (approx. 14.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Mason.
 
Regarding Todd Mountain. The graves of Mrs. Todd and the servant girl are located only 80 yards southeast of the marker at the base of Todd Mountain, which is actually an isolated hill. The graves are accessible by a walking path from Ranch Road 2389; the path entrance is 180 feet southwest of the marker.
 
Also see . . .  Tod Mountain. From the Texas State Historical Associationís “Handbook of Texas Online”. (Submitted on December 31, 2015.) 
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
Marker with Todd Mountain in Background image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, December 9, 2015
3. Marker with Todd Mountain in Background
View to southeast across Ranch Road 2389
View to Southwest from Ranch Road 2389 image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, December 9, 2015
4. View to Southwest from Ranch Road 2389
Marker is on left (east) side of road
Graves of Dizenia Peters Todd (left, in fenced cemetery) and Servant Girl (right) image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, December 9, 2015
5. Graves of Dizenia Peters Todd (left, in fenced cemetery) and Servant Girl (right)
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 285 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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