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

Captain Jack Phillips

(1839-1876)

 
 
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By Larry D. Moore, May 23, 2018
1. Captain Jack Phillips Marker
Inscription.  A Bandera County Deputy Sheriff, Capt. Jack Phillips, set out alone on Dec. 29, 1876, on an official visit to Sabinal Canyon. Indians attacked him at Seco Canyon Pass, 22 miles southwest of Bandera. Phillips raced for the nearest settlement. When his horse was shot from under him, he ran for half a mile before being killed. A mail carrier and a couple on their way to the county seat to be married found his body later that day. Ironically, the Indians had been trailed for many miles by Texas Rangers who had turned back in exhaustion just before Phillips was waylaid.
 
Erected 1970 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 718.)
 
Location. 29° 43.588′ N, 99° 4.403′ W. Marker is in Bandera, Texas, in Bandera County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (State Highway 16) and Pecan Street, on the right when traveling south on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 515 Main St, Bandera TX 78003, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Texas Ranger Trail (here, next to this marker); Mormon Settlers in Bandera County
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By Larry D. Moore, May 23, 2018
2. Captain Jack Phillips Marker Area
(within shouting distance of this marker); Bandera County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Camp Montel C.S.A. / Texas Civil War Frontier Defense (within shouting distance of this marker); Bandera, Texas USA (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Great Western Cattle Trail (about 400 feet away); Bandera, "Cowboy Capital of the World" (about 400 feet away); Bandera Historic Town Center (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bandera.
 
Categories. Native Americans
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 25, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 24, 2018, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. This page has been viewed 71 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 24, 2018, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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