Mobeetie in Wheeler County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Courthouse was completed by Mark Huselby, first county tax assessor, and other citizens.
Popular with hunters, cowboys, gamblers - town in 1881 became judicial center of 35th District.
Temple Houston, son of the hero Sam Houston, was district attorney and the first state senator for this district.
After bypass by the Santa Fe Railroad (1888) and a destructive 1898 tornado, Mobeetie declined.
Erected 1967 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 3426.)
Location. 35° 31.039′ N, 100° 26.501′ W. Marker is in Mobeetie, Texas, in Wheeler County. Marker is at the intersection of Texas Route 152 and Dickerson Street, on the right when traveling east on State Route 152. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mobeetie TX 79061, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Captain G. W. Arrington (approx. half a mile away); Frank Willis, Sr. (approx. half a mile away); Emanuel Dubbs (approx. half Temple Lea Houston (approx. half a mile away); Fort Elliot Flagpole (approx. half a mile away); Old Wheeler County Jail, 1886 (approx. half a mile away); Site of Fort Elliott (approx. 0.9 miles away); Buffalo Soldiers at Fort Elliott (approx. 0.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Mobeetie.
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