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

Medicine Mound Community

 
 
Medicine Mound Community Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, September 29, 2016
1. Medicine Mound Community Marker
Inscription. Early inhabitants of this area were Comanche and Kiowa Indians whose campsites were situated around four dolomite hills called Medicine Mounds and known for their healing properties. In 1854, area land was deeded to a railway company. Anglo settlers began to arrive in the 1870s. A small village developed but was moved 2.5 miles north in 1908 when the Kansas City, Mexico and Orient Railway was built. A townsite was platted that year and was fully established by 1911. At its peak, Medicine Mound boasted 22 businesses and a population of 500. Economic hardships, the Great Depression and a 1933 fire that burned the entire town were primary forces in the town's eventual demise. The last business closed in 1966.
 
Erected 1999 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 11928.)
 
Location. 34° 11.235′ N, 99° 35.681′ W. Marker is near Chillicothe, Texas, in Hardeman County. Marker is on Route 91 Spur east of Farm to Market Road 1167, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Quanah TX 79252, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hardeman County Courthouse (approx. 11.3 miles away); Quanah Parker
Medicine Mound Community Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, September 29, 2016
2. Medicine Mound Community Marker
Marker is one of three (middle) next to the old store which now serves as the Medicine Mound Museum.
(approx. 11.3 miles away); William Jesse McDonald (approx. 11.3 miles away); Quanah Parker Trail Arrow (approx. 11.3 miles away); Hardeman County Jail (approx. 11.4 miles away); Site of Old Pease City (approx. 11.4 miles away); Foard County (approx. 13.4 miles away); Quanah Parker and the Comanches (approx. 15.8 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Handbook of Texas article about Medicine Mound, TX. (Submitted on October 8, 2016, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.)
2. Medicine Mounds Ranch: The Identification Of A Possible Comanche Traditional Cultural Property ... Link to academic paper describing archeological work on nearby Medicine Mounds. (Submitted on October 8, 2016, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.) 

3. link to Facebook page for Medicine Mound Museum. (Submitted on October 8, 2016, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.)
 
Categories. Native AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
Medicine Mound Community image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, September 29, 2016
3. Medicine Mound Community
Photo of old gas station in Medicine Mound.
Medicine Mounds image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, September 29, 2016
4. Medicine Mounds
Photo of the nearby Medicine Mounds from which the town took its name.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. This page has been viewed 168 times since then and 11 times this year. Last updated on , by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on October 14, 2016.
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