Vernon in Wilbarger County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
The Great Western Trail
called by its Hollywood famous cousin's name, the Chishom Trail.
The two trails ran parallel to each other approximately 90 miles
apart. The Chisholm Trail did not run through the Vernon area.
Seven million head of cattle and horses went
up the Great Western Trail from 1874 to 1893,
with the major years being 1874 – 1886.
Location. 34° 9.495′ N, 99° 19.237′ W. Marker is in Vernon, Texas, in Wilbarger County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of College Drive and Hospital Drive. Touch for map. Located in front of the Red River Valley Museum in a parking lot median. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4600 College Drive, Vernon TX 76384, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Red River Valley Museum (here, next to this marker); Wilbarger County (a few steps from this marker); Waggoner-Hicks House (approx. 1˝ miles away); W. D. Berry Home (approx. 1.7 miles away); Vernon Drugstore (was approx. 2.1 miles away but has been reported Wilbarger County WWI Memorial (approx. 2.1 miles away); Early Wilbarger County (approx. 2.1 miles away); Napoleon 12 Pounder Bronze Field Gun Model 1857 (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vernon.
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia article on the Great Western Trail. (Submitted on September 21, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. The Great Western Cattle Trail Association website. (Submitted on September 21, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
3. The Great Western Trail - End of an era. (Submitted on September 21, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 20, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 21, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 274 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 21, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.