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Near Matador in Motley County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Motley County

 
 
Motley County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, June 7, 2017
1. Motley County Marker
Inscription.  
Formed from
Young and Bexar Territories
Created • Organized
August 21, 1870 • February 5, 1891
Named in honor of
Dr. Junius William Mottley
1812-1836
signer of the Texas
Declaration of Independence,
Aide to General Rusk at
the Battle of San Jacinto
where he was mortally wounded.
Matador, the county seat.

 
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 3483.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments series list. A significant historical date for this entry is August 21, 1870.
 
Location. 33° 59.904′ N, 100° 49.679′ W. Marker is near Matador, Texas, in Motley County. Marker is on State Highway 70, one mile south of U.S. 62, on the left when traveling south. Marker is in roadside park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Matador TX 79244, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Matador Ranch (within shouting distance of this marker); Traweek House
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(approx. 0.9 miles away); Bob's Oil Well (approx. 0.9 miles away); Quanah Parker Trail (approx. 1.1 miles away); a different marker also named Quanah Parker Trail (approx. 1.2 miles away); Motley County Jail (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Motley County Railroad (approx. 1.3 miles away); Roaring Springs Depot (approx. 7.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Matador.
 
Motley County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, June 7, 2017
2. Motley County Marker
Motley County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, June 7, 2017
3. Motley County Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 25, 2017. It was originally submitted on June 25, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 326 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 25, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.

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