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

John B. Denton

 
 
John B. Denton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Gustafson, January 6, 2007
1. John B. Denton Marker
Inscription. Born in Tennessee July 26, 1806, came to Texas in January, 1836, as a Methodist circuit rider. Killed in the Village Creek Indian fight May 24, 1841 in what is now Tarrant County. Named for Gen. Edward H. Tarrant who commanded the volunteers. Denton city and county were named for the pioneer lawyer, preacher, soldier of that name.
 
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 2767.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments marker series.
 
Location. 33° 12.89′ N, 97° 7.971′ W. Marker is in Denton, Texas, in Denton County. Marker is at the intersection of West Hickory Street and North Locust Street (U.S. 77/377), on the left when traveling east on West Hickory Street. Touch for map. On courthouse square. Marker is at or near this postal address: 110 West Hickory Street, Denton TX 76201, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The City of Denton (here, next to this marker); Edna Westbrook Trigg in Denton County (a few steps from this marker); Our Confederate Soldiers (within shouting distance of this marker); Denton County Courthouse
John B. Denton Marker to the right of the courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Steve Gustafson, January 6, 2007
2. John B. Denton Marker to the right of the courthouse
(within shouting distance of this marker); Denton County War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Denton County (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Beulah A. Harriss (approx. mile away); Elm Fork Bridge (approx. 8.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Denton.
 
Also see . . .  Denton, John Bunyan - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on August 15, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.) 
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & SettlersWars, US Indian
 
John B. Denton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, August 11, 2018
3. John B. Denton Marker
Markers visible in this photo from left to right: Edna Westbrook Trigg in Denton County, The City of Denton, John B. Denton
John B. Denton Marker and Gravesite image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, August 11, 2018
4. John B. Denton Marker and Gravesite
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 16, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 21, 2010, by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,177 times since then and 51 times this year. Last updated on August 15, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 21, 2010, by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas.   3, 4. submitted on August 15, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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