Near Eldorado in Schleicher County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Christopher Columbus Doty
(April 16, 1857 - October 26, 1944)
First permanent citizen of Schleicher County. Came to Texas from Missouri, 1879. Soon bought headquarters at Ten-Mile Water Hole (1/2 mi. east). Drilled first water well in county 1882 and erected first windmill south of Concho River, thus establishing area's agricultural industry.
The organization of this county in 1901 included his property and he was elected first tax assessor-collector. Later was justice of the peace, a rancher, active Methodist and a Mason. He married Alice Pancoast on June 3, 1887 and they had one daughter, Annie Marie.
Erected 1968 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 610.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical date for this entry is April 16, 1857.
Location. 31° 3.328′ N, 100° 30.824′ W. Marker is near Eldorado, Texas, in Schleicher County. Marker is on U.S. 277, 0.2 miles south of County Road 316, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Eldorado TX 76936, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow fliesSite of Mark Fury Ranch Stage Stand (approx. Ύ mile away); Historic Roadside Park (approx. 8.8 miles away); Confederate Reunion Grounds (approx. 9.3 miles away); Christoval Baptist Church (approx. 9.3 miles away); Christoval (approx. 9½ miles away); Christoval United Methodist Church (approx. 9.6 miles away); Site of Verand (approx. 9.6 miles away); Schleicher County (approx. 12.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Eldorado.
Also see . . . Doty, Christopher Columbus - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on November 12, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 3, 2017, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 291 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 3, 2017, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.