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

Maverick

 
 
Maverick Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 8, 2016
1. Maverick Marker
Inscription. Founded in the 1870ís. Named for Samuel A. Maverick (1803-1870), who came to Texas 1835. Fought in the Texas War for Independence. In Secession Convention, 1861, he was made one of the commissioners to negotiate surrender of United States troops in San Antonio. In 1853 he had land in this important ranching area.
 
Erected 1964 by Texas State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 3259.)
 
Location. 31° 50.203′ N, 100° 12.094′ W. Marker is near Norton, Texas, in Runnels County. Marker is on State Highway 158 0.3 miles east of County Road 297, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Norton TX 76865, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. W.H. Brown (approx. 0.4 miles away); Townsite of Marie (approx. 4.3 miles away); Town of Norton (approx. 5 miles away); Bronte (approx. 6.1 miles away); First Baptist Church (approx. 6.3 miles away); First Methodist Church (approx. 6.3 miles away); Fort Chadbourne C.S.A. / Texas Civil War Frontier Defense (approx. 6.4 miles away); Bronte Depot (approx. 6.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Norton.
 
Also see . . .
Maverick Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 8, 2016
2. Maverick Marker
View to south across State Highway 158
 Maverick, TX. From the Texas State Historical Associationís “Handbook of Texas Online”. (Submitted on June 19, 2016.) 
 
Categories. Settlements & SettlersWar, Texas Independence
 
View to West on State Highway 158 image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 8, 2016
3. View to West on State Highway 158
Marker is on left (south) side of highway
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 135 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on June 19, 2016.
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