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

Stonewall County

 
 
Stonewall County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 7, 2016
1. Stonewall County Marker
Inscription.
Explored 1541 on behalf of Spain by Francisco de Coronado. Visited by Texans early as the 1840's. Mapped by U.S. Army expedition of Capt. Randolph Marcy, 1849.

Yielded salt for use of early settlers and hunters. Was site of buffalo hunters' capital, Rath City, 1876-1879.

County created in 1876, organized 1888. Named in honor of Confederate General Thomas Johathan (sic, Jonathan) "Stonewall" Jackson (1824-1863), whose courage and fighting skill inspired Texas soldiers in the Civil War.

First county seat, Rayner, replaced 1898 by Aspermont, named for high location.

 
Erected 1965 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 5132.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments marker series.
 
Location. 33° 8.408′ N, 100° 13.68′ W. Marker is in Aspermont, Texas, in Stonewall County. Marker can be reached from S. Broadway Street (U.S. 83) south of W. 4th Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located at the northeast corner of the grounds of the Stonewall County Courthouse. Marker is in this post office area: Aspermont TX 79502, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within
Inscription Plate of Stonewall County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 7, 2016
2. Inscription Plate of Stonewall County Marker
10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. County Named for Confederate Hero / Texas in the Civil War (here, next to this marker); Stonewall County Servicemen Honor Roll (within shouting distance of this marker); "Our Lady of Justice" (within shouting distance of this marker); Stonewall County Veterans Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Texas Vietnam Veterans Memorial Highway (approx. 9.4 miles away); Rath City (approx. 9.4 miles away); Old Glory (approx. 10.1 miles away).
 
More about this marker. The marker was originally installed in 1936 at the intersection of US 83 and US 380 in south Aspermont. The marker text read:

Formed from Young and Bexar
Territories
Created           Organized
August 21, 1876    December 20, 1888

Named in Honor of
Thomas Jonathan
(Stonewall) Jackson
1824-1863
A Confederate General

County Seat, Rayner, 1888
Aspermont, Since 1898

The marker was subsequently moved to the grounds of the county courthouse and the inscription text of the marker was modified when the marker was restored in 1965.

Source: Neff, Pat M., et al (1938). Monuments Erected by the State of Texas to Commemorate the Centenary of Texas Independence. Austin: Commission of Control for Texas Centennial Celebrations, p. 188.
Stonewall County and <br>County Named for Confederate Hero Markers image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 7, 2016
3. Stonewall County and
County Named for Confederate Hero Markers
Markers are located at the northeast corner
of the grounds of Stonewall County Courthouse

 
Also see . . .  Stonewall County. From the Texas State Historical Association's "Handbook of Texas Online". (Submitted on June 7, 2016.) 
 
Categories. ExplorationSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 20, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 7, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 284 times since then and 67 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 7, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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