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

Fight of Sheriff’s Posse with Cattle Rustlers

(Site marked on Rust Ranch, 21 mi. NW)

 
 
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By Michael Herrick, April 1, 2017
1. Fight of Sheriff’s Posse with Cattle Rustlers Marker
Inscription.  

On Feb. 6, 1897, Sheriff John L. Jones and Deputies T.C. Taylor, Oscar Lattat, John Gardner, T.W. Frazier and Bob Owens found Jim and Jourd Nite (brothers) and J.C. Crane with cattle and horses stolen from James and Peter Paterson and John Gardner.
In following fight, Crane and Jourd Nite were killed while Jim was wounded. Crane and Jourd Nite were buried at the scene of the battle.

Jim Nite recovered and later at his trial March 30, 1897 (held in earlier courthouse on this site) was convicted and sentenced as John Underwood.
 
Erected 1968 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 1526.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical date for this entry is March 30, 1897.
 
Location. 30° 29.35′ N, 99° 45.952′ W. Marker is in Junction, Texas, in Kimble County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and N. 6th Street, on the right when traveling east on Main Street. Located in front of Kimble County Court House. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 501 Main Street, Junction TX 76849, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
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By Michael Herrick, April 1, 2017
2. Fight of Sheriff’s Posse with Cattle Rustlers Marker
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walking distance of this marker. Kimble County Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Colonel John Griffith (within shouting distance of this marker); Coke R. Stevenson (within shouting distance of this marker); Kimble County (within shouting distance of this marker); John Sterling Durst (within shouting distance of this marker); Burt M. Fleming Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Major William Addison Spencer (within shouting distance of this marker); Early History of Kimble County (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Junction.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 15, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 249 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 15, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.

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